Florida Geytser became only the seventh team in the history of the NCAA basketball tournament to repeat as national champions on Monday night, pushing Ohio 84-75 in the game with all the excitement, looking at the ashtray. After four rounds of basketball is very exciting for the playoffs 62 teams tournament, the last two rounds put to sleep a lot of fans, including myself.
At the end of 4 found No. 1 Ohio State, who moderated the past Georgetown 67-60 №2, although freshman Greg Oden only played half the game (20 minutes) because of unpleasant trouble. Guard "Big 10" Mike Conley Jr. stepped up 15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assets and exactly 1 revolution.
In the second half Oden back, scored 13 points and 8 rebounds raising.
There is no other team with two freshmen like Oden and Conley. Oden – only the main design NBA program in the country, and sometimes he plays as advertised. No one should compare it with the likes of Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it will certainly be better in college, if not in the pros, then next year.
In Georgetown center 7 feet-2 Roy Hibbert 24 minutes game was 19 points, 6 rebounds and 1 shot is blocked and held against itself Jr., better known Oden.
However, little Hibbert kept his teammates Jeff Green, scored 9 points only 5 shots, gaining nearly 16 points in the tournament, and Dazhuan Summers, who scored only 3 points after averaging nearly 18 points in his two previous playoff games. 22th straight win, "bouquet", which saw their series stopped over Florida.
In the second semifinal of Florida caused UCLA another slap, advancing 76-66, and the score was much closer than the game on the court. Last year, the tournament NCAA 73-57 Florida was hit by UCLA, to win the national championship. If the guard Bruin and player of the year Pac 10 Arron APLA left on the bench in the first half, with unpleasant troubles the game ended. Despite the rally of the second half, which was too short, Florida held the game in the bag.
Coach Ben Howland has done an excellent job of expanding the program of the UCLA, but he and the cheese will have to wait another year to become more known.
Despite the fact that this year UCLA came into the game 11-1 against ranked opponents or against the year in the NCAA tournament was 17-2 against teams. In the past three years, Florida has made little impact, collecting paslyasezonnuyu 20-1 in the game, and during this time going 22-1.
So Florida and Ohio in the second time this year headed for the national championship, this time in basketball. In January, the national championship of football BCS (Bowl Championship Series) Florida defeated Ohio on 27 points. Both schools have nutrition programs.
In Ohio, it was Oden, Conley and a lot of hope and prayer. Florida had five starters, all of which were on average double figures and at the same time share the ball, and all for an average of 2.4 shots with each other and no one counted up to 10 shots per game. This is called balance. Oden bouquet decided to leave the bottom and threw a challenge Florida archers on the perimeter, and canned Getsers enough 3-pointers, to leave quickly and stay ahead. Florida drained 10 three-color, shooting 49% from the floor and 88% from the free throw line.
Center big impressions Ohio, Greg Oden, led all scorers with 25 points and played in the match with 12 rebounds, but he had a little help teammates who might need a ball with eyes to catch Florida.
For the record it was the first Final 4 in which all four finalists received 30 or more wins. This was the second final 4, wherein each command number has № 2 and above. And the championship game was only the 5th pair no. 1 seeds.
Show a little love for Billy Donovan and his players, who all decided not to engage in professional and returned to try again. They did it. It's so easy to say, but Florida was the first team since Duke in 1992, which won the championship, "behind", and only the seventh team that ever did it. The rest were Oklahoma (1945-46), Kentucky (1948-49), San Francisco (1955-56), Cincinnati (1961-62), UCLA (1964-65 and 1967-73) and Duke (1991-92) .
UCLA won 9 titles in 10 years and 7 in a row under coach John Vudena, and apparently, it's the greatest coach that ever walked on a deciduous tree. UCLA also went into their game in Florida involving winning .738 percent in the NCAA tournament record and 93-33.
Coach Billy Donovan has some work if he ever expects to rivalry John Drydana.
After winning the second national championship Danovan said: "I think this team should be one of the best teams in college basketball history.
"Not as the most talented, and not stylistic points, but because they cover what the word" team ", -. Donovavan said," They did it the first year, without any expectations, then did it again with all the expectations. "
Coach Thad Mata bouquet tirelessly, agreeing with Donovan, saying: "I would put them into the category of some of the best teams that must win."
Florida just got a new Ohio area.
The starting five for the Brewers Gators-Corey, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Taurean Green and Lee Humphrey – considered as the only starting five that won the titles back. Florida 68 wins over the last two seasons, equal to the 10-th place in NCAA history.
2007 NCAA Tournament Results for year round 5 – Final 4
# 1 Ohio eliminated # 2 Georgetown 67-60
# 1 # 2 Florida dismantled UCLA 76-66
The results of the NCAA tournament in 2007 for the 6th round – Play Championship
# 1 Florida dropped out # 1, Ohio 84-75 to win their second title.
Copyright © 2007 Ed Baglaĭ