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BYU, Florida combine for 3-point try record
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BYU and Florida have set an NCAA tournament single-game record with 71 3-point attempts, breaking the mark of 70 set by Drake and Western Kentucky in 2008.
Neither the Cougars nor the Gators shot particularly well from 3-point range, but Florida was slightly better in its 83-74 overtime victory in the round of 16 on Thursday night.
BYU was 10 of 37 (27 percent), with top scorer Jimmer Fredette hitting 3 of 15 attempts from long range.
Florida made 11 of its 34 3-point shots (32.4 percent). Kenny Boynton, the Gators’ second-leading scorer with 17 points, attempted 13 3s, hitting four. Chandler Parsons, who had 16 points, was 3 of 10 from deep.
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