Gators Earn Birth in Final Four

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Florida Gators moved a step closer to their second straight national championship by beating Oregon 85 to 77 in the Midwest Regional final.

Lee Humphrey nailed seven three-pointers and scored 23 points for the top-seeded Gators and Taurean Green added 21.

It's the 16th straight postseason win for Florida, which heads to the Final Four to play UCLA next weekend in Atlanta. That's a rematch of last year's national title game won by the Gators 73 to 57.

Aaron Brooks scored 27 points for third-seeded Oregon, which finishes the season 29 and 8. The Gators improve to 33 and 5.