Field Goal %
- DAY 39.6
- 37.5 FLA
Three Point %
- DAY 44.4
- 33.3 FLA
- DAY 9
- 7 FLA
- DAY 26
- 37 FLA
- Memphis, Tennessee 38197
Florida Reaches Final Four
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End of Game
Scottie Wilbekin scored more than 37 percent of Florida's points in its win over Dayton.
Florida held Dayton to eight transition points Saturday, less than half the Flyers' average in their first three games of the Men's Basketball Championship. The Flyers shot 30% in transition and had only one transition play in the second half.
Florida outscored Dayton 13-1 on second-chance points Saturday, including 5-0 in the second half. The Flyers did not have an offensive rebound on 11 misses after halftime. Starting at 5:44 in the second half, the Gators had back-to-back possessions that lasted over a minute, grabbing six offensive rebounds in those two possessions.
Florida disrupted Dayton's offense when pressing, holding the Flyers to 17.6% from the field on possessions that started with a full-court press. On seven of the 15 possessions that the Gators pressed, the Flyers did not attempt a shot until there was 6 seconds or fewer on the shot clock, making one such attempt.
Florida won its Round of 64, Round of 32, Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games by double digits while allowing fewer than 70 points. Only 2 other teams have ever done that -- Michigan State in 2000 and Duke in 1999.
Florida outscored Dayton by 20 points in 31 minutes with Patric Young on the court. Young scored 10 points in the paint, two fewer than the Flyers had as a team when he was on the floor.
Florida won its Round of 64, Round of 32, Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games by double digits. Five of the last 6 teams to win each of those 4 games by double digits went on to win the National Championship.
T.J. Ford is joined by his former college coach Rick Barnes after he graduates from the University of Texas 15 years after he arrived on campus.
Former Longhorns star T.J. Ford has graduated 14 years after leading the Longhorns to the Final Four and turning pro.
Florida center John Egbunu is returning for his final year of eligibility, a major boost for a team that made the Elite Eight last season.