Florida wins 29th straight, tops UCLA 79-68 in Sweet 16
By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer March 27, 2014 11:34PM
UCLA guard Norman Powell (4) shoots against Florida center Patric Young (4) during the first half in a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Updated: March 27, 2014 11:34PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.
The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final. The tournament’s overall top seed will play 11th-seeded Dayton on Saturday night for a trip to the Final Four.
Scottie Wilbekin added 13 points for Florida, which is back where the last three Gators seasons ended. Casey Prather had 12 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith had 10. Kasey Hill had 10 assists.
UCLA (28-9) was back in a regional semifinal for the first time since 2008 under first-year coach Steve Alford.
Jordan Adams led the Bruins with 17 points, Kyle Anderson had 11 and five assists with nine rebounds. Travis Wear added 14.