Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Erik Murphy scored 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting
and grabbed eight rebounds, and Florida used a strong second half to cruise
past Northwestern State, 79-47, in South Region second-round action of the
Patric Young poured in 16 points and pulled down nine boards for the third-
seeded Gators (27-7), who held Northwestern State to just 15 points in the
final 20 minutes of play to move on to face either UCLA or Minnesota in
Sunday's third round.
DeQuan Hicks had 12 points and eight rebounds for the 14th-seeded Demons
(23-9), who trailed by eight at halftime but struggled to slow down the
Northwestern State was appearing in its first NCAA Tournament in seven years
after winning the Southland Conference Tournament title.
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