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Bless their hearts, the Dayton Flyers gave it their all, but they never really had a chance against the No. 1 overall seed out of the South Region. Scottie Wilbekin and Patric Young were everywhere all the time on Saturday night for Florida.
Any time Dayton started to go on a run, either Wilbekin or Young hit a big three, stole a ball or blocked a shot to break the Cinderella's spirit.
This is no surprise, though, since that's exactly what the Gators did against Albany, Pittsburgh and UCLA to get to the Elite Eight in the first place.
The Gators are just two games away from their third national championship in less than a decade.
They'll need to get through Connecticut next, which they were unable to do in early December. They are 30-0 since that loss and will be the favorite in this chance at revenge.
They may also get a chance to make up for their other loss of the season to Wisconsin.
Key to cutting down the nets
Defense, defense and more defense. Florida has held 22 of its last 28 opponents to 62 or fewer points and has held 11 straight opponents to less than one point per possession.
If they can similarly hold their final two oppponents in check, the Gators will be cutting down the nets in Arlington.
Odds to win the title: 3-2
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Kerry Miller covers college basketball for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @kerrancejames.