The Florida Gators faced a strong opponent in the UCLA Bruins Thursday night, and Billy Donovan's team had some difficult moments.
But Florida was able to take every punch the Bruins threw, and they countered with their own much more effective blows and knocked UCLA out of the tournament with a 79-68 victory. Florida advanced to the Elite Eight and a meeting with the surprising Dayton Flyers.
The Gators have so many strengths and play such a versatile game that they often use a different formula for winning in each game they play. That was, once again, the case against UCLA, as Florida stretched their winning streak to 29 games with the win.
Here are five things we learned from the Gators' victory.