MEMPHIS, Tenn. – UF point guard Scottie Wilbekin headed to the free-throw line with a knowing smile on his face, sharing a quick chest bump along the way with Casey Prather.
There were still 37 seconds to go in Saturday’s matchup with the Dayton Flyers. This time, though, nothing was going to keep the Gators from making the next step.
The Gators are headed to the Final Four.
A 62-52 win ended the Flyers’ Cinderella run during the NCAA Tournament and further validated the Gators’ magical season.
The Gators had stumbled to three straight Elite Eight losses, twice seeing large second-half leads slip away. But the winninest senior class in school history made the...