Field Goal %
- FGCU 45.5
- 38.6 FLA
Three Point %
- FGCU 36.4
- 26.7 FLA
- FGCU 20
- 10 FLA
- FGCU 29
- 40 FLA
|Florida Gulf Coast||26||24||50|
- 0th Half
Florida outscored Florida Gulf Coast 16-2 over the final 5:10 of the first half to take a 30-26 halftime lead. Florida shot 60.0 (6-for-10) percent from the field during this stretch, after shooting just 21.7 (5-for-22) percent and scoring 14 points in the opening 14:50 of the first half.
Florida scored 16 points off 20 Florida Gulf Coast turnovers in its win Friday, including 10 points off nine Brett Comer turnovers. In the Eagles' first two tournament games, Comer turned it over a combined five times, which led to two opponent points.
Florida Gulf Coast scored 14 transition points in its loss to Florida Friday, including six in the second half. In their first two tournament games, the Eagles averaged 23.5 transition points per game, including 17.0 in the second half. After making all four of its shots in transition in the first half Thursday, Florida Gulf Coast shot 3-for-6 in the second half.
Brett Comer turned the ball over nine times on Friday.Since turnovers became official in 1993, only four players have turned the ball over more in an NCAA Tournament game.
In its two wins in the NCAA Tournament, Florida Gulf Coast turned the ball over 13 times in each game.In the first half against Florida, the Eagles have turned the ball over 12 times.
T.J. Ford is joined by his former college coach Rick Barnes after he graduates from the University of Texas 15 years after he arrived on campus.
Former Longhorns star T.J. Ford has graduated 14 years after leading the Longhorns to the Final Four and turning pro.
Florida center John Egbunu is returning for his final year of eligibility, a major boost for a team that made the Elite Eight last season.