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.