Michael Frazier Scores 19 as Florida Sinks UCLA
Michael Frazier Scores 19 as Florida Sinks UCLA

Fitzgerald Cecilio

Memphis, TN

Michael Frazier II drained five 3-pointers in scoring 19 to lead the Florida Gators in defeating the UCLA Bruins, 79-68 Thursday at FedExForum.

Scottie Wilbekin added 13 points for Florida, Casey Prather had 12 points and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 10 as Kasey Hill dished out 10 assists.

UCLA led 11-8 before Florida outscored them 16-5 and grab a 24-16 lead at 9:21 of the first half.

Florida (35-2) led 36-30 at halftime and used a 7-0 blast to expand it to 50-39 at 15:53 of the second.

UCLA (28-9) pulled within 56-55 on a layup by Norman Powell midway through the half.

But Dorian Finney-Smith hit a jumper to ignite a 10-point run capped by Wilbekin's 3-point play that gave Florida a 66-55 lead with 5:34 left.

UCLA cut their deficit to 68-63 before Florida, led by Casey Prather's five points, buried them with an 11-5 blast.

Florida will play 11th-seeded Dayton on Saturday night for a trip to the Final Four

Jordan Adams led UCLA with 17 points. Kyle Anderson had 11points, five assists and nine rebounds while Travis Wear added 1 points4.

 

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