NCAA Bracket Update 2011: Florida Downs UCLA, 73-65

The No. 2 Florida Gators pulled away from the No. 7 UCLA Bruins in the final one-and-one-half minutes of play to win, 73-65. The Gators had only a one-point lead, 66-65, after UCLA's Joshua Smith made a layup. However, Erving Walker sank a three-pointer 15 seconds later and then made four free throws when the Bruins went into foul mode.

Walker led the Gators with 21 points, shooting 5-of-8 from the field and making eight of ten free throws. Alex Tyus was around the glass all day with a game-high 13 rebounds.

The Bruins had four of their five starters score in double digits. Reeves Nelson led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Joshua Smith added 16 points and grabbed six boards. Tyler Honeycutt put 13 points on the board, blocked four shots, dished the ball out for four assists, pulled down three rebounds and stole the ball twice.

The Gators will play the winner of tonight's game at the Pepsi Center between No. 3 BYU and No. 11 Gonzaga.

The rest of Saturday's schedule:

No. 13 Morehead State vs. No. 12 Richmond, In Progress, CBS
No. 7 Temple vs. No. 2 San Diego State, 4:00 p.m. MT, TNT
No. 1 Pitt vs. No. 8 Butler, 5:00 p.m., TBS
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, 5:30 p.m. MT, CBS
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas State, 6:30 p.m., TNT
No. 3 Connecticut vs. No. 6 Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. MT, TBS

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.