OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Erving Walker #11 of the Florida Gators drives for a shot attempt in the first half against Paul Jesperson #2 of the Virginia Cavaliers during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

March Madness 2012: Virginia Vs. Florida: Cavaliers Can't Keep Up, Fall 71-45 To Gators

Lack of depth catches up with Virginia as they fall in the Round of 64.

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March Madness 2012: Florida Blows Out Virginia, 71-45

After hanging with the Florida Gators through much of the first half, the Virginia Cavaliers were blown out in the final 20 minutes, and suffered a season-ending 71-45 loss Friday afternoon.

After Virginia cut the deficit to 36-30 with 17:29 to play, they would not get any closer the rest of the game, as Florida then exploded for a 15-2 run and never looked back.

The Gators were led by Bradley Beal, who scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Patric Young was very impressive, scoring 13 points and shooting a perfect 6-for-6 after coming off the bench. Casey Prather also had a big day off the bench, scoring 14 points and shooting 6-of-7 from the floor.

Mike Scott was the lone bright spot for the Cavs, as he was the only Virginia player to reach double digits with 15 points.

Florida will now advance to the third round and play the winner of the Missouri-Norfolk State contest.

For all the latests news about March Madness, make sure to visit the SB Nation NCAA Hub Page. To keep up with local teams, stay tuned to SB Nation Washington DC. For more on the Virginia Cavaliers, stop by Streaking The Lawn.


Florida Vs. Virginia Halftime Score: Gators Use Late First Half Run To Take Lead, 30-22

At halftime of the second round NCAA Men's Tournament game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Florida Gators the score is 30-22 in favor of Florida thanks in large part to a 19-4 run at the end of the first half.

Leading scoring for Virginia is forward Mike Scott with 8 points and 4 rebounds. However he has been called for two fouls in the first half.

Leading scoring for Florida is guard Erving Walker also with 8 points. Guard Bradley Beal has grabbed 7 rebounds during the game and Florida has led Virginia in rebounding 21-13, with 7 offensive rebounds to Virginia's 1.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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