Florida ended Dayton’s Cinderella run without much drama. The Gators took a double digit lead into halftime and maintained it for most of the second half, winning 62-52. Still, this was the fourth straight time that Florida had reached the Elite 8, but the first time they won to advance to the Final Four. A dance was in order, and Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin provided the senior leadership necessary for such an effort.
Florida will get the winner of Michigan State-Connecticut next Saturday.