The Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, beat overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday night.
DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn snap Florida’s 30-game win streak.
UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
Shabazz Napier scored only two points in the first half and finished the game shooting 3 for 11 from the field. Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie was never worried about his star guard.
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels said he needed a bounce-back game. He got one against Temple.
UConn won its first game of the season with a 28-21 come-from-behind win over Temple on Saturday night.