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Chomping at Bits: Digesting Florida in the Final Four

No, you're not dreaming.

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The Gators get over the hump: Finally. If you have to read only one of the obvious columns, read the one by the local guy who wasn't buying a moronic, hacky premise on Twitter. (Pat Dooley, The Gainesville Sun | Gary Parrish, CBS Sports | Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports)

Florida owns its moment: Playing hard and staying together have done so much for this team. (Chris Harry, GatorZone)

#ScottieTime: "Wilbekin tied his career high with 23 points Saturday and played his usual lock-down defense against Dayton guard and leading scorer Jordan Sibert, who finished with exactly 23 points less than Wilbekin." (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

The only other "FINALLY" I've seen: Not unhappy to have the same headline as The Alligator. (Landon Watnick, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Balanced Gators prevail: It's never just one guy, even when it's #ScottieTime. (Pete Thamel,

Florida celebrates on the court: Watch the video. (Jesse Simonton, Gator Clause | Miami Herald)

Takeaways from the game: Brennan (rightly) notes that Dayton didn't go away, and had tremendous fan support; Brockway (rightly) notes Florida's "stagnant" offense and the Gators' iffy decisions not to close out on shooters. Florida still won by 10. (Eamonn Brennan, ESPN | Kevin Brockway, Hoops Scoop | The Gainesville Sun)

Florida "too complete to be stopped": I tend to agree. (Eamonn Brennan, ESPN)

Final Four ticket information: There will be more of this. (GatorZone)

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