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JOAKIM NOAH

Mvp

April 04, 2006

Florida, Sophomore, Forward-center

FIRST ROUND VS. SOUTH ALABAMA

16 points, 8 rebounds

* Noah also chipped in seven assists and five blocked shots as the Gators won, 76-50.

SECOND ROUND VS. WISC. MILWAUKEE

17 points, 7 rebounds

* After also contributing six assists and four blocks in the 82-60 victory, Noah said, "I'll always remember these two games, but right now we have to move on. We can do something even more special.... People might think that's greedy, but we want more."

ROUND OF 16 VS. GEORGETOWN

15 points, 10 rebounds

* Noah also contributed five blocks in the 57-53 victory over the seventh-

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Friday April 07, 2006 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 66 words Type of Material: Correction
College basketball -- A Final Four chart on the Most Outstanding Player Award in Tuesday's Sports section said Joakim Noah had a cumulative 16 points, 6 blocks. That was only the title game. He had a cumulative 28 points, 10 blocks. The same is true of 2005 winner Sean May, who it said had 26 points, 10 rebounds. May had a cumulative 48 points, 17 rebounds.

seeded Hoyas in what turned out to be Florida's toughest game of the tournament.

ROUND OF EIGHT VS. VILLANOVA

21 points, 15 rebounds

* Noah also had five blocks in the 75-62 win and was selected most outstanding player of the regional. "When you're young and you don't play in these situations, you just don't know," Noah said. "I think the more we play in these situations, the better we're going to become."

FINAL FOUR VS. GEORGE MASON

12 points, 8 rebounds

* Noah threw in four blocks, but he didn't have to step up in this game as the Gators dominated from the start and won, 73-58.

CHAMPIONSHIP VS. UCLA

16 points, 9 rebounds

* Noah had six more blocks in the 73-57 victory, ending the tournament with 29 blocks, breaking the previous tournament record of 24 set by Arizona's Loren Woods in 2001.

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WINNERS

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER AWARD

Players are from winning team except for those noted with an asterisk. Statistics from Final Four games:

*--* Year Player Team Key stats 2006 Joakim Noah Florida 16 pts, 6 blocks 2005 Sean May North Carolina 26 pts, 10 reb 2004 Emeka Okafor Connecticut 42 pts, 22 reb 2003 Carmelo Anthony Syracuse 53 pts, 24 reb 2002 Juan Dixon Maryland 51 pts, 7 stl 2001 Shane Battier Duke 43 pts, 19 reb 2000 Mateen Cleaves Michigan St. 29 pts, 5 asts 1999 Richard Hamilton UConn 51 pts, 12 reb 1998 Jeff Sheppard Kentucky 16-29, 43 pts 1997 Miles Simon Arizona 54 pts, 8 reb 1996 Tony Delk Kentucky 8-16 3-pointers 1995 Ed O'Bannon UCLA 45 pts, 25 reb 1994 Corliss Williamson Arkansas 52 pts, 21 reb 1993 Donald Williams North Carolina 10-14 3-pointers 1992 Bobby Hurley Duke 35 pts, 11 asts 1991 Christian Laettner Duke 46 pts, 17 reb 1990 Anderson Hunt UNLV 19-31, 49 pts 1989 Glen Rice Michigan 59 pts, 16 reb 1988 Danny Manning Kansas 56 pts, 17 reb 1987 Keith Smart Indiana 14-22 fgs, 35 pts 1986 Pervis Ellison Louisville 36 pts, 24 reb 1985 Ed Pinckney Villanova 28 pts, 15 reb 1984 Patrick Ewing Georgetown 18 reb, 15 blks 1983 Akeem Olajuwon* Houston 41 pts, 40 reb 1982 James Worthy North Carolina 20-27 fgs, 42 pts 1981 Isiah Thomas Indiana 37 pts, 9 asts 1980 Darrell Griffith Louisville 57 pts, 15 asts 1979 Earvin Johnson Michigan St. 53 pts, 17 reb 1978 Jack Givens Kentucky 64 pts, 17 reb 1977 Butch Lee Marquette 30 pts, 6 reb 1976 Kent Benson Indiana 41 pts, 18 reb 1975 Richard Washington UCLA 54 pts, 20 reb 1974 David Thompson N.C. State 49 pts, 17 reb 1973 Bill Walton UCLA 28-34 fgs, 58 pts 1972 Bill Walton UCLA 57 pts, 41 reb 1971 Howard Porter* Villanova 47 pts, 24 reb 1970 Sidney Wicks UCLA 39 pts, 34 reb 1969 Lew Alcindor UCLA 62 pts, 41 reb 1968 Lew Alcindor UCLA 53 pts, 34 reb 1967 Lew Alcindor UCLA 39 pts, 38 rbs 1966 Jerry Chambers* Utah 70 pts, 35 reb 1965 Bill Bradley* Princeton 87 pts, 24 reb 1964 Walt Hazzard UCLA 30 pts, 10 reb 1963 Art Heyman* Duke 51 pts, 19 reb 1962 Paul Hogue Cincinnati 59 pts, 38 reb 1961 Jerry Lucas* Ohio St. 20-28 fgs, 56 pts 1960 Jerry Lucas Ohio St. 35 pts, 23 reb 1959 Jerry West West Virginia 66 pts, 25 reb 1958 Elgin Baylor* Seattle 48 pts, 41 reb 1957 Wilt Chamberlain* Kansas 55 pts, 25 reb 1956 Hal Lear* Temple 80 pts 1955 Bill Russell San Francisco 47 pts 1954 Tom Gola La Salle 38 pts 1953 B.H. Born* Kansas 51 pts 1952 Clyde Lovellette Kansas 66 pts 1951 Bill Spivey Kentucky 50 pts, 37 reb 1950 Irwin Dambrot CCNY 28 pts 1949 Alex Groza Kentucky 52 pts 1948 Alex Groza Kentucky 37 pts 1947 George Kaftan Holy Cross 48 pts 1946 Bob Kurland Oklahoma St. 52 pts 1945 Bob Kurland Oklahoma St. 37 pts 1944 Arnie Ferrin Utah 28 pts 1943 Ken Sailors Wyoming 28 pts 1942 Howie Dallmar Stanford 20 pts 1941 John Kotz Wisconsin 22 pts 1940 Marv Huffman Indiana 18 pts 1939 Jimmy Hull* Ohio St. 40 pts

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