Young shines as No. 12 Florida beats Arizona 78-72
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Patric Young scored a career-high 25 points, Erving Walker made huge free throws down the stretch and No. 12 Florida rallied to beat Arizona 78-72 in overtime Wednesday night.
Walker finished with 14 points, including seven in the extra frame. He overcame a poor shooting night from the field (3 for 16) and a miserable performance from 3-point range (1 for 9).
The Gators (6-2) extended their home winning streak to 11 and won their first resume-building game of the season. They previously lost at Ohio State and Syracuse.
Florida won despite maybe the worst free-throw shooting performance in coach Billy Donovan's 16 seasons. The Gators were 14 of 31 from the charity stripe.
Jesse Perry led the Wildcats (6-3) with 23 points and seven rebounds. Kyle Fogg added 19 points before fouling out in overtime. Nick Johnson and Solomon Hill also fouled out for Arizona.