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No shortcuts in Florida's trip to Final Four

Updated: March 25, 2007, 11:36 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- There are two paths to every Final Four.

Through the back door and through the front door. A pleasant surprise or an expected powerhouse.

After free-throwing Oregon to death Sunday, 85-77, the Florida Gators have made it both ways in consecutive seasons.

Last year, the Gators ran the backdoor play to Indianapolis. They caught fire at season's end and simply never stopped winning, rolling through the bracket as a No. 3 seed that came into the NCAA Tournament ...

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