GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Scottie Wilbekin waved off teammates, ignored signals from the bench and backed down his defender as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
Wilbekin pulled up, swished a 3-pointer from and raised his arms triumphantly as he jogged to the locker room for halftime in the South Region final.
It was a game-changing shot against Dayton - one that should have surprised no one.
Wilbekin has become one of the best closers in college basketball, delivering clutch shots and defensive stops in crunch time for the top-seeded Gators (36-2). He's been called the best all-around point guard in the country, and it's hard to argue considering how he's played in the NCAA tournament.
The senior is averaging 16.8 points and squares against UConn Saturday night in the Final Four.