OMAHA, Neb. — Bradley Beal had 14 points and 11 rebounds, reserve Casey Prather scored a career-high 14 and Florida pulled away in the second half for a 71-45 victory Friday over Virginia in the West Regional.
The Gators (24-10) finished the first half on a 17-4 run to shake off a slow start and get out to a 30-22 lead. They shot 70 percent in the second half, pushing their lead to more than 20 points.
Mike Scott had 15 points for Virginia (22-10).
KANSAS 65, DETROIT 50
Thomas Robinson had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the second-seeded Jayhawks rolled over No. 15 seed Detroit in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
Elijah Johnson added 15 points and Tyshawn Taylor had 10 for the Jayhawks (28-6), who toyed with the Titans (22-14) for the first 15 minutes before ramping up the defense. They cruised over the final 10 minutes to a Sunday night matchup with Purdue.
SAINT MARY’S 69
Lewis Jackson made the go-ahead free throws with 22.8 seconds left after Saint Mary’s had rallied from 11 points down late to take its first lead, and the Boilermakers defeated the Gaels in the Midwest Regional.
Rob Jones, who had 23 points, missed a 3 at the buzzer for the seventh-seeded Gaels (27-6).
Terone Johnson had 21 points and Jackson had 18 for the 10th-seeded Boilermakers (22-12).