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Added March 24th, 2011 by Ryan

Sweet 16: BYU (3) vs. Florida (2)

Southwest Region: BYU Cougars (3) vs. Florida Gators (2) Thurs. March 24, 2011 7:27 p.m. EST

The Jimmer Fredette show is officially underway as the BYU Cougars (3) have gotten out to a good start in the 2011 NCAA Tournament with two straight wins over the Wofford Terriers (74-66) and the Gonzaga Bulldogs (89-67). Now Fredette and company will head to New Orleans, Louisiana to take on the Florida Gators (2).

Even though the Gators have flown relatively under the radar in this tournament, despite being a number two seed in Southeast Region, head coach Billy Donovan has this team firing on all cylinders coming into this matchup with the BYU Cougars (3). With wins over UCSB (79-51) in the second round and over the UCLA Bruins (73-65) in the third round, the Florida Gators (2) are playing extremely well right now and might be able to give Jimmer Fredette and company a run for their money.

As of right now, the Florida Gators (2) have been given the edge in this matchup with a -3 point spread. Even though the BYU Cougars (3) have been getting a lot of attention for their leading scorer, the Florida Gators (2) have been given the edge here and for good reason as they might be the better all-around team heading into this game.

 
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