Saturday , Mar , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Gators pound Panthers, advance to Sweet 16

Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) – Corey Brewer poured in 23 points to lead
Florida to an easy 82-60 win over Wisconsin Milwaukee in the second round of
the Minneapolis Bracket at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Joakim Noah added 17 points for the third-seeded Gators (28-6), who bested the
South Alabama Jaguars in the first round of the tourney and have now won seven
straight. Florida now moves on to the Sweet 16 where they will face the winner
of the Georgetown/ Ohio State tilt next week. Al Horford chipped in with 13
points in the win.

Adrian Tigert had a game-high 32 points for the 11th-seeded Panthers (21-9),
who dropped Oklahoma in their tourney opener. Joah Tucker netted 12 points in
the loss.

After a solid but unspectacular first half Florida dominated the final frame.
The Gators superior size seemed to bother the upstart Panthers as Florida
coasted to an easy victory.