Posted: 2:51 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013
By Jason Lieser
Near the end of the Gators’ 62-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast in the Sweet 16, Florida F Will Yeguete took a hard shot to the face/neck area from Eagles G Sherwood Brown.
Yeguete switched with another defender to cover Brown at the top of the key, and Brown tried to clear him out of the way with his forearm. Yeguete fell backwards and needed to be checked on the bench because he was bleeding from the mouth,
“Brown tried to make a move on me and I stayed in front of him and his arm pushed me away to create some separation,” Yeguete said. “That was it.”
“He hit me first, then I fell and I was waiting for the call. He pushed me. I was a little bloody, but it’s not too bad.”
Yeguete came off the bench to give Florida two points, four rebounds and four steals.
The third-seeded Gators advanced to face No. 4 seed Michigan in the Elite Eight on Sunday (2:20 p.m., CBS).