MEMPHIS – Top-seeded Florida got 19 points from Michael Frazier II to win its 29th straight game and advance past UCLA in an NCAA South Region semifinal, 79-68 at the FedEx Forum.
Frazier topped four double-figure scorers for the No. 1 overall seed Gators who have reached their fourth straight regional final. Scott Wilbekin added 13 points, Casey Prather had 12 and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 10 to help Florida advance to Saturday’s Elite Eight matchup with upstart Dayton.
Gary Cohen and Will Perdue called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Michael Frazier pulls up for 3 and hits hit, now 5 of 6 from downtown! Gators lead 46-39)
(UCLA’s Norman Powell delivers a cross-over layup to pull the Bruins within 1 at 56-55)
(Scottie Wilbekin hangs and banks it in, and is fouled! Wilbekin hitting big shots to put the Gators on top 63-55)
(Casey Prather slams with two hands, adding a punctuation mark to Florida’s lead with 1:05 to go)
(Another two-handed slam by Prather puts this one to bed. Florida 77-65.)
(The Gators run out the clock, headed to the Elite Eight for the fourth straight year. The top seed in the tournament advances, 79-68)
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