Northwestern State vs. Florida: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Northwestern State vs. Florida: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Northwestern State 47
(23-9, 8-7 away)
(14) Florida 79
(27-7, 15-0 home)
Venue: Erwin Center
7:40PM ET / 4:40PM PT, March 22, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Northwestern State 32 15 47
Florida 40 39 79
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Northwestern State D Hicks 12 D Hicks 8 J West 4
Florida E Murphy 18 P Young 9 S Wilbekin 4

No. 14-seeded Northwestern State lost in a blowout to No. 3-seeded Florida 79-47 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on a night when they turned the ball over 15 times. The Demons got a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds from DeQuan Hicks. Jalan West scored five points and added four assists. For the Gators, Erik Murphy finished with a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds. Northwestern State closes out the season with a 23-9 record. The Demons got to the NCAA Tournament as the Southland champion after beating Stephen F. Austin 68-66 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished second in the Southland with a 15-3 record in conference play.

Northwestern State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 5:07 left to go.
  • Prior to this game, NSU played five Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 0-5.
  • The Demons have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after having a field goal percentage of 36.0 percent or worse.
  • NSU set season lows for free throws made (eight), rebounds (26), steals (two), and total points (47).
  • Northwestern State has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past seven games.
  • DeQuan Hicks accounted for 30.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • DeQuan Hicks has led the team in scoring nine times and in rebounding 13 times in 32 games this season.
  • DeQuan Hicks has three straight double-digit point games.

Florida Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Erik Murphy and Patric Young) accounted for 43.0 percent of the points.
  • Erik Murphy has led the team in scoring nine times in 34 games this season.
  • Patric Young has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 34 games this season.
  • Kenny Boynton has three straight double-digit point games.
NSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+DeQuan Hicks231282002
BMarvin Fraizer15331020
CJalan West26524102
CGary Stewart21321000
C-Brison White19600101
C-O.J. Evans22510011
D+P. Robinson18510002
D+James Hulbin14310000
D+Shamir Davis22501002
FGary Roberson15010004
UF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Erik Murphy281881200
APatric Young291692112
B+Casey Prather23453211
B+S. Wilbekin321114202
BWill Yeguete20380100
BMike Rosario15821001
BKenny Boynton221121001
CM. Frazier II24330201

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