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Florida wins 29th straight, tops UCLA 79-68 in Sweet 16

UCLA guard Norman Powell (4) shoots against Floridcenter Patric Young (4) during first half regional semifinal game NCAA college basketball

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)

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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.



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