5 Things We Learned from Florida's Win over Dayton

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5 Things We Learned from Florida's Win over Dayton
John Bazemore

The fourth time was the charm for the Florida Gators.

Billy Donovan's team put its own spin on the third-time-is-the-charm cliche, as the Gators finally made good on their collective promise by earning a spot in the Final Four after getting stopped in the regional finals three years in a row.

Florida defeated Dayton 62-52 and sent the Cinderella Flyers home after they had recorded three unexpected victories in the NCAA tournament. Dayton featured hard-nosed defensive players, an 11-player rotation and solid shooters, and disposing of the Flyers was not easy.

Florida has won 30 consecutive games, and the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament has been living up to the hype. Here's what we learned about the Gators following their Elite Eight victory.

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