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Gators head to Sweet 16 with win over Minnesota

8:22 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Mike Rosario had 25 points and hit 6-of-9 shots from behind the arc as Florida held off Minnesota, 78-64, in NCAA Tournament South Region third-round action.

Erik Murphy scored 15 points and Scottie Wilbekin had 12 and six assists for the third-seeded Gators (28-7), who advance to the Sweet 16 for the third straight season and await to play either Florida Gulf Coast or San Diego State in Arlington, Texas.

Andre Hollins had 25 points and made 6-of-10 from 3-point range for the 11th- seeded Golden Gophers (21-13), who trailed by 21 at halftime, but cut the deficit to eight points with less than 10 minutes remaining, before the Gators pulled away.

Trevor Mbakwe supplied 11 points and six rebounds, while Austin Hollins and Rodney Williams each netted 10 points. The Gophers defeated UCLA Friday in the second round.

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