Gators Win Their 29th Straight, Down UCLA 79-68

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Dorian Finney-Smith of the Florida Gators goes up for a shot as Travis Wear of the UCLA Bruins defends during a regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dorian Finney-Smith of the Florida Gators goes up for a shot as Travis Wear of the UCLA Bruins defends during a regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.

The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final. The tournament’s overall top seed will play 11th-seeded Dayton on Saturday night for a trip to the Final Four.

Scottie Wilbekin added 13 points for Florida, which is back where the last three Gators seasons ended. Casey Prather had 12 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith had 10. Kasey Hill had 10 assists.

UCLA (28-9) was back in a regional semifinal for the first time since 2008 under first-year coach Steve Alford.

Jordan Adams led the Bruins with 17 points, Kyle Anderson had 11 and five assists with nine rebounds. Travis Wear added 14.

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