Florida Gators: The New NCAA Champions
Florida Gators received on Monday their first NCAA Championship title after a basketball game played against UCLA Bruins which final score was 73 – 57. UCLA has already won 11 NCAA titles. More than 43,000 fans were at the limit of their emotions cheering at their favorite team. Florida won the first 17 games of the season and then got better. Joakim Noah, who took care of keeping Florida’s opponents away from the rim, jumped into a press table and after some Gator-like movements ran toward the crowd to hug his father and other members of his family. Noah’s father is the former French Open tennis champion Yannick Noah.
Joakim Noah or the outstanding player of the Final Four, as he was named, scored 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. With this, Noah has set a new record of blocked shots during an NCAA title game. Corey Brewer, Taurean Green and Humphrey were also named for the All Final Four Team, joining Noah with this distinction. The Gators were playing its second title game. They lost the first one against Michigan State in 2000.
On the other hand the Bruins were trying to achieve their 12th title and increase their record of most national championships.
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