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Gators move on to the Sweet 16

Gators move on to the Sweet 16

Pittsburgh matched Florida's effort in the first half before Billy Donovan took a timeout with five seconds left. The timeout allowed Scottie Wilbekin to reset, hitting a running three-pointer as time expired to push the Gators' halftime lead to five. He carried that momentum into the second half, leading Florida to its fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance after a 61-45 win over the Panthers.

It was the 118th career win for the Florida senior class, giving them sole possession of first place in program history after passing the 2009 class. It was also Florida's 28th straight win this season. "We knew it was going to be a challenging, physical basketball game," Billy Donovan said. "I was proud of the way our guys came out and responded from our game on Thursday." When the Gators...

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