Just two teams remain in the South Region, and only one will advance to the Final Four. Here's a quick look at Saturday's matchup between the Florida Gators and the Dayton Flyers: No. 11 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 1 Florida Gators (-10.5, 132.5) Much has been made about the Gators' stifling defense, but the Flyers have been solid in their own right, particularly when defending the 3-point line. Ohio State, Syracuse and Stanford combined to shoot just 8 for 43 from beyond the arc versus Dayton, which makes a point to close out quickly on opposing long-range shooters. That commitment to perimeter defense should concern Florida, which has shot just 16 for 53 from outside so far in the tournament. The key to victory for the Gators, besides remaining diligent on defense, could be how they deal with Dayton's depth. The reserves for Albany, Pittsburgh and UCLA combined to shoot just 12 for 33 against Florida, but those three opponents didn't rely on their bench nearly as much as the Flyers do.
NCAA South Regional betting news and notes: 3-point line a no-fly zone vs. Dayton
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