NCAA Basketball

Michigan downs Florida to make Sweet 16

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Jordan Poole scored 19 points and took charge of the game in the final seven minutes to help the Wolverines advance. Michigan (30-6) is the No. 2 seed in the West Region, the 2018 national runner-up and has reached the Sweet 16 five times in the last seven years.

The 10th-seeded Gators (20-16) shot just 29 percent in the second half, 34.5 percent for the game and were held to their lowest point total of the season.

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1 Duke30-5
2 Virginia30-3
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4 Gonzaga31-3
5 Michigan State29-6
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4 North Carolina28-6
5 Houston32-3
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