ORLANDO, Fla. -- Billy Donovan's bench came up big, bailing out top-seeded Florida in a tight game against what was supposed to be an overmatched opponent.
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and the Gators used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday. Complete Recap Box Score
Albany: D. Evans 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl
Florida: C. Prather 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk
(1) Florida will face (9) Pittsburg on Saturday.