South Regional Final Highlights: (1) Florida 62 – (11) Dayton 52
MEMPHIS, TN – Turns out for Florida, the fourth time is the charm.
After losing in the Elite 8 three straight years, the Gators finally got a victory to advance to the Final Four while also ending the storybook run of 11th-seeded Dayton 62-52 on Saturday in the South Regional Final.
Scottie Wilbekin led the way with 23 points, three assists and three steals. Dyshawn Pierre had 18 points for the Flyers.
Gary Cohen and Will Purdue called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Back-to-back buckets give Florida a 17-10 lead early)
(Scoochie Smith gives Dayton its first lead of the game)
(Scottie Wilbekin beats the buzzer and Florida leads by 14 at the half)
(Wilbekin scores and it’s 46-34 Gators)
(Michael Frazier hits from deep and the Gators lead by 15)
(It’s Wilbekin’s turn again and it’s 58-45 Florida)
(Dyshawn Pierre cuts the deficit to 58-50 late)
(The final call as Florida moves on to the Final Four)
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