MBB-NCAA 2ND ROUND DAY 1
Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2013-14 (So.):Game-By-Game Statistics
Finished with 28 total points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 7.3 minutes per game at backup center over 32 games played ... Established career-highs with four points and six rebounds in the season-opener against Boston College (11/10/13) ... Posted two points and two boards in nine strong minutes against LSU (11/12/13), going up against Johnny O'Bryant for much of his time on the floor ... Saw a then-career-best 11 minutes of playing time in the win over BYU (12/7/13) before adding to that a week later with 16 minutes and his first two career assists in the win over Northern Illinois (12/14/13) ... Had an offensive rebound and outback in the second half at Ohio (12/18/13) ... Was very active around the rim in seven minutes against Florida State (12/21/13), finishing with three rebounds and an offensive putback in his home state ... Played a career-high 16 minutes with Cady Lalanne in foul trouble in the win over Saint Joseph's (1/8/14) ... Saw a career-best 22 minutes of floor time in the 38-point win over Fordham (1/26/14) ... Collected four rebounds in nine minutes versus Saint Louis (3/9/14) ... Had four points in three minutes against Tennessee (3/21/14) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
2012-13 (Fr.):Game-By-Game Statistics
Appeared in 20 games off the bench ... Finished the season with 12 points and 24 rebounds, while averaging 3.5 minutes per game ... Saw action in 11 A-10 regular-season games for 3.8 mpg ... Had a rebound in four minutes in his first college game against Providence (11/15/12) in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off ... Scored his first career points on a putback two games later against Tennessee (11/18/12) ... Had two points, a rebound and a steal in four minutes at Fordham (1/13/13) ... Played solid minutes at Charlotte (2/2/13) where he finished with two rebounds and two blocks in a career-best eight minutes ... Posted two points and a rebound in six minutes at VCU (2/14/13).
Bergantino was a four-year letterwinner at Nature Coast Technical High School in Brooksville, Fla. ... He averaged 17.2 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.7 blocks per contest for Sharks, while leading the team to a 29-2 record and the Class 5A State Semifinals as a senior in 2011-12 ... Finished his career as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,150 entering senior year) ... Led Hernando County with 17.9 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game as a junior ... That followed up a sophomore season in 2009-10 in which he averaged 14.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.2 blocks ... Bergantino was an FACA All-State selection, repeated as the unanimous Hernando County Player of the Year and North Suncoast Player of the Year, as well as appeared on the Mr. Basketball ballot for Florida Class 4A ... He led Nature Coast to back-to-back Florida Elite Eight appearances ... Played AAU ball for the widely-respected Florida Elite.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Ernest Bergantino ... Born on Oct. 22, 1993 ... Son of Eve Bergantino and Mike Bergantino ... Has four younger siblings, Cody, Talon, Caden and Ethan ... Mother played college basketball ... Individual Concentration major.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Points: 2, at Fordham -- 01/13/13 ; vs Tennessee -- 11/18/12 Rebounds: 2, vs North Carolina State -- 11/16/12 Steals: 1, at Fordham -- 01/13/13 Blocks: 1, at Northeastern -- 12/04/12 FG made: 1, at Fordham -- 01/13/13 ; vs Tennessee -- 11/18/12 FG attempts: 2, vs Tennessee -- 11/18/12 3FG attempts: 1, vs Tennessee -- 11/18/12 FT attempts: 1, Duquesne -- 01/17/13