Gators win their 29th straight, down UCLA 79-68

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

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.