After rolling his ankle while chasing a loose ball, Florida senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin stayed in the locker room in the closing minutes the last time Florida played at Connecticut.

There was no TV, so Wilbekin was spared the heartbreak of watching UConn senior guard Shabazz Napier's buzzer-beating shot. He learned of the outcome when a staff member arrived back before the rest of the team.

“It feels like it was forever ago,” Wilbekin said of UF's 65-64 loss to Connecticut on Dec. 2.

Florida will have a chance to avenge that loss, and perhaps one more, in a rematch with Connecticut on Saturday in a Final Four filled with familiarity. Oliver Stone couldn't have written this script. If the favored Gators get by the Huskies at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, they will face either a rematch with a Wisconsin team that beat the undermanned Gators 59-53 last November or attempt to go 4-0 on the season against Southeastern Conference rival Kentucky.

“It makes it easier to prepare for UConn 'cause we already played them once,” Florida sophomore guard Michael Frazier II said. “But we're not really focused on the other two teams 'cause we're only promised one more game."

Florida coach Billy Donovan said that familiarity will help both teams in the UConn matchup.

“It gives you at least a reference point of what you're dealing with there,” Donovan said. “I think from a preparation standpoint, both teams kind of know each other. We're not in the same league. We've played each other once. It was a long time ago, early December, both teams were out there competing, and both teams have an idea of size, length, speed, quickness.”