UConn definitely has Florida's number this year.
The Huskies, who gave the Gators their last defeat before a 30-game win streak, knocked Florida out of the NCAA tournament Saturday night 63-53 in Dallas.
Florida (36-3) jumped ahead 16-4, with the Huskies held to that low total in the game's first 11 minutes. But three quick 3's turned things around and the Gators could never get their vaunted 3-point shooters going.
UConn led 25-22 at halftime and the margin never got smaller than that.
Florida was the No. 1 overall seed.
SEC Player of the Year Scottie Wilbekin and fellow outside threat Michael Frazier had horrible games. Wilbekin battled knee soreness and ended with four points on 2-for-9 shooting while Frazier only scored three, attempting just there shots against UConn's 1-3-1 zone.
In fact Frazier sank Florida's first basket, its only 3 of the night as it finished 1-for-10.
Kasey Hill came on for Wilbekin during the injury and committed four turnovers. And Florida only had three turnovers, fewest in a Final Four game since assists became an official statistic in the early 1980's.
Patric Young came to play, scoring 19 points, and Casey Prather kept Florida in it with 15 points.had a terrible game, scoring four points on 2-for-9 shooting and was joined
UConn (31-8) was sparked by DeAndre Daniels, who finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. After a slow start All-American Shabazz Napier went for 12 points and six assists.
The Huskies made more than half of their shots and at one point converted nine in a row.
The Huskies, who almost lost their first game of the tournament (topping St. Joe's in OT), will take on Kentucky Monday night for the title. Kentucky won a thriller against Wisconsin 74-73 later Saturday.