Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Florida Gulf Coast 50
(26-11, 6-9 away)
(14) Florida 62
(29-7, 15-0 home)
Venue: Cowboys Stadium
9:57PM ET / 6:57PM PT, March 29, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Florida Gulf Coast 26 24 50
Florida 30 32 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida Gulf Coast S Brown 14 S Brown 6 B Comer 7
Florida M Rosario 15 M Rosario 5 S Wilbekin 3

On Friday, Mar. 29, No. 3-seeded Florida got a major victory against No. 15-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 62-50 in the Sweet Sixteen. Mike Rosario led the Gators and put up a game-high 15 points and five rebounds. Casey Prather scored 11 points and added four rebounds. Sherwood Brown got a team-high 14 points and six rebounds for the Eagles. Florida Gulf Coast wraps up the season with a 26-11 record. The Eagles got to the NCAA Tournament as the Atlantic Sun champion after beating Mercer 88-75 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished second in the Atlantic Sun with a 13-5 conference record. In making the Sweet Sixteen, Florida Gulf Coast outplayed No. 2-seeded Georgetown 78-68 in the second round and then No. 7-seeded San Diego State 81-71 in the third round.

Florida Game Notes

  • The last time UF started the season 29-7 was 2010.
  • The win over Florida Gulf Coast extended the Florida winning streak to three games.
  • The Gators have won every game this season (11-0) after recording 14 or more free throws made.
  • Florida has won 88 percent of the time this season (15-2) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • UF has won every game this season (14-0) when opponents record 50 or fewer total points.
  • This season Florida has won 71 percent of the time (10-4) when Mike Rosario has 15 points or more, 89 percent of the time (8-1) when Casey Prather has four field goals made or more, and 92 percent of the time (22-2) when Patric Young has five rebounds or more.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Rosario and Scottie Wilbekin) accounted for 45.1 percent of the points.
  • Mike Rosario has led the team in scoring in 16 out of 36 games this season.
  • Patric Young has led the team in rebounding in 15 out of 36 games this season.
  • Scottie Wilbekin has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Will Yeguete had a career high with four steals.

Florida Gulf Coast Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Sherwood Brown and Chase Fieler) accounted for 52.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chase Fieler and Sherwood Brown) accounted for 42.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Sherwood Brown has led the team in scoring 16 times in 37 games this season.
  • Chase Fieler has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 37 games this season.
  • Sherwood Brown has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Bernard Thompson.
FGCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BSherwood Brown381460102
BC. Varidel151010000
BChase Fieler331261214
C+Eddie Murray18231111
C+Brett Comer31447309
CDajuan Graf9031001
C-B. Thompson28621002
D+Eric McKnight22210011
-F. Cvjeticanin6010000
UF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Mike Rosario321551201
BCasey Prather261142101
BWill Yeguete21241420
BS. Wilbekin291333002
C+Kenny Boynton28742001
C+Patric Young27452302
CM. Frazier II13610001
CErik Murphy24441112

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