Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.
Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Nick Florence threw for two scores and ran for another, and Baylor overwhelmed UCLA 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.
The Baylor Bears, whose offense ranks first nationally after piling up an average of 578.8 yards, face the UCLA Bruins on Thursday night in the game that calls itself “America’s Most Exciting Bowl Game.”
Jordan Adams scored 18 points as UCLA closed the game on a 13-2 run to defeat Texas 65-63 Saturday.
TCU defeated Mississippi 7-4 on Monday night to advance to a super regional against UCLA. “This is a big day in the history of our program,” TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said.
The Longhorns are in the middle a four-week stretch against teams that beat them last year. The revenge tour began with a win at UCLA.
UCLA’s stunning victory at Texas last year was the undeniable highlight of coach Rick Neuheisel’s disappointing third season.
Florida topped UCLA 73-65 to move on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.