First two teams march into the Final Four

Dayton Flyers 52, Florida Gators 62

        Coach Billy Donovan and his Florida Gators' team ended the Dayton Flyers' magical run, this year's Cinderella  team. Senior guard Scottie Wilbekin made sure the Gators were the first team to reach the Final Four. Wilbekin paved the way by dropping 23 points (3-5 3-pointers), dishing out 3 assists to go along with 3 steals. Florida won its 30th straight game and improved to 36-2 on the year, surpassing the 35 wins by the 2007 national championship team. Senior Patric Young added 12 points and Michael Frazier II chipped in with 10. Sophomore forward Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers with 18 points including the last 11 that Dayton would score. Interestingly enough, the Flyers scored one more field goal than then Gators did (19-18) but the Flyers were out rebounded 37-26 and also got to the line only 8 times while Florida reached the stripe 28 times. Next up for the Gators will be either UConn or Michigan State.

Wisconsin Badgers 64, Arizona Wildcats 63

        Wisconsin needed Overtime to be the second team to reach the Final Four in a thriller against Arizona. 7-footer Frank Kaminksy was the difference in this game, every big time shot Wisconsin and Bo Ryan's team needed, Kaminksky made. Just ask Arizona's Head Coach Sean Miller who stated that Kaminksy was the difference in his post game interview.  Kaminksky carried the Badger team on his back with 28 points (3 3-pointers) and 11 rebounds.  The Wildcats' star freshman Aaron Gordon couldn't' find an open look and was often double-teamed scoring 8 points on 3-11 shooting, Gordon did manage to pull down 18 boards and block 2 shots. Pac-12 player of the year, Nick Johnson finished with 16 points, filled out the stat sheet with a little of everything but, missed the final shot, even if the buzzer sounded while the ball was still in his hands.  The Wildcats were trying to get Sean Miller to his first Final Four, but instead, now both of the Millers' (Brother Archie - Head Coach of Dayton) are heading home. Wisconsin will face off in the Final Four with either Kentucky or Michigan.

By Steven Spector -3-30-14