Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday.
Michael Frazier II scored 14 points, highly touted freshman Chris Walker had two crowd-pleasing dunks in his debut and No. 3 Florida beat Missouri 68-58 on Tuesday night.
Mike Rosario had 15 points, and Florida is going to an NCAA regional final for the third year in a row after a 62-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 15 seed whose improbable tournament journey ended just before midnight Friday.
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Bradley Beal scored 21 points, Patric Young added 15 and Florida (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat rival Florida State 82-64 Thursday night.
Florida 81, Tennessee 75
Korvotney Barber had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a huge dunk in the final minute to help Auburn beat Florida 61-58 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Florida's big men shredded UCLA's post double, leading to repeated dunks and a national title for the Gators, Doug Gottlieb writes.
Corey Brewer had 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals to lead No. 11 Florida to an 80-47 rout of Central Florida on Saturday.