Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida: Full Game Preview

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Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida: Full Game Preview
Florida Gulf Coast
(26-10, 6-9 away)
(14) Florida
(28-7, 15-0 home)
Venue: Cowboys Stadium
9:57PM ET / 6:57PM PT, March 29, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida Gulf Coast S Brown 15.6 S Brown 6.6 B Comer 6.6
Florida E Murphy 12.8 P Young 6.3 S Wilbekin 5.0

15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast matches up against No. 3-seeded Florida in the sweet sixteen of the NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium on Friday. It takes place at 9:57 p.m. ET. The Eagles last met the Gators on Dec. 10, 2008 and lost 94-60.

In an 81-71 win over San Diego State on Mar. 24, Bernard Thompson put up 23 points and five steals for the Eagles. He is averaging 14.5 points per game and leads the team in steals with 2.8 per game. For the Gators, Mike Rosario put up 25 points in the 78-64 win over Minnesota on Mar. 24. He is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Florida is strong in effective field goal percentage at 56.0. This is good enough for first in the conference and fifth in the nation.

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  • The Florida Gulf Coast rebounding leader (Sherwood Brown, 219 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Florida rebounding leader (Patric Young, 185 rebounds).
  • The Florida Gulf Coast assist leader (Brett Comer, 213 assists) has more assists than the Florida assist leader (Scottie Wilbekin, 143 assists).
  • The Florida Gulf Coast three-point leader (Sherwood Brown, 68 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Florida three-point leader (Kenny Boynton, 62 three-pointers).
  • Brett Comer is ranked 8th nationally in assists.
  • The Atlantic Sun has 2 teams - Stetson (16.2) and USC Upstate (15.5) - that average more assists per game than the SEC leader, Florida (15.1).
  • The Florida Gulf Coast scoring leader (Sherwood Brown, 519 points) has more points than the Florida scoring leader (Kenny Boynton, 375 points).
  • The Atlantic Sun had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the SEC.
  • Bernard Thompson is ranked 2nd nationally in steals.
  • The Florida Gulf Coast steals leader (Bernard Thompson, 96 steals) has more steals than the Florida steals leader (Scottie Wilbekin, 41 steals).
FGCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Sherwood Brown 33 15 6 1 1 0 2
B B. Thompson 30 14 4 2 3 0 2
B- Chase Fieler 27 12 5 2 1 1 2
C+ Brett Comer 27 7 3 6 2 0 4
C Eric McKnight 21 7 5 0 0 1 2
C- Eddie Murray 17 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Varidel 16 6 2 1 1 0 2
D+ F. Cvjeticanin 14 4 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Dajuan Graf 14 3 2 2 1 0 1
D L. Livingston 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D A. Blessig 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Marcus Blake 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Erik Murphy 27 13 5 1 1 1 1
B Patric Young 26 11 6 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 32 9 3 5 2 0 2
B Kenny Boynton 32 12 3 3 1 0 1
B Mike Rosario 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Yeguete 21 6 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 6 4 1 1 1 1
C+ M. Frazier II 18 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
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