ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Florida's dream to repeat as national champion
is still alive.
Al Horford had 16 points, seven rebounds and a key block in the
final minute to help the top-seeded Gators hold off undersized
Butler, 65-to-57 in a Midwest Regional semifinal. Taurean Green had
17 points, and Joakim Noah finished with 13 points and nine
The 32-and-5 Gators are trying to become the first team since
Duke in 1992 to win consecutive national titles.
The defending national champions rallied from nine points down
against the scrappy Bulldogs.
Pete Campbell led Butler with 14 points.
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