Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half as Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers.
Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers.
Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 while Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 to make the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.
The sophomore forward tallied 12 points and eight rebounds in the 60-59 win over Ohio State. He didn’t miss a shot, hitting both of his field goals and all seven of his foul shots.
Langston Galloway pushed St. Joseph’s past Dayton with a late 3, giving the Hawks’ NCAA hopes a boost and sending the Flyers home for a couple of nervous days, hoping for a bid to the big tournament.
Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 22 points and Chris Wilson added a career-high 20 as Saint Joseph’s defeated Dayton 79-53 on Tuesday night, winning its fifth straight and ending a six-game streak of Dayton’s.
Jerrell Wright led the Explorers (12-13, 4-7) with 15 points and five rebounds.
Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, as Temple completed its come-from-behind 72-71 win over Dayton on Saturday.
Chris Wright had 17 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and Dayton advanced to the championship game for the first time since 2004 with a 64-61 victory over stubborn Saint Joseph’s on Saturday.
Ramone Moore scored 26 points on Saturday, and No. 24 Temple won its sixth in a row, beating Dayton 75-63 despite missing top rebounder Lavoy Allen.
Chris Wright scored 27 points to lead Dayton to an 85-81 victory over La Salle on Saturday, snapping a three-game road losing streak.