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Winner

April 04, 2006

FLORIDA (33-6)

Coach: Billy Donovan

FLORIDA 76, SOUTH ALABAMA 50

March 16, first round

at Jacksonville, Fla.

* Lee Humphrey scored 20 points, and Joakim Noah and Al Horford dominated inside as the Gators shook off a poor first half to win in a rout.

FLORIDA 82, WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE 60

March 18, second round

at Jacksonville, Fla.

* Corey Brewer scored 23 points, Noah had 17 and the Gators advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000.

FLORIDA 57, GEORGETOWN 53

March 24, regional semifinal

at Minneapolis

* Noah had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and fellow sophomore Taurean Green scored 13 points as the Gators set a team record for victories in a season.

FLORIDA 75, VILLANOVA 62

March 26, regional final

at Minneapolis

* Noah had 21 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and five blocks, and was selected most outstanding player of the regional, and the Gators had a surprisingly easy win.

FLORIDA 73, GEORGE MASON 58

April 1, national semifinal

at Indianapolis

* The Gators ended the Patriots' surprise run through the tournament by making a Final Four record-tying 12 three-points shots in the easy victory.

FLORIDA 73, UCLA 57

April 3, national championship

game at Indianapolis

* The Gators didn't have a problem against UCLA's vaunted defense, dominating from the opening moments and winning their first NCAA title.

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CHAMPIONS

*--* Year Championship game Score 2006 Florida def. UCLA 73-57 2005 North Carolina def. Illinois 75-70 2004 Connecticut def. Georgia Tech 82-73 2003 Syracuse def. Kansas 81-78 2002 Maryland def. Indiana 64-52 2001 Duke def. Arizona 82-72 2000 Michigan State def. Florida 89-76 1999 Connecticut def. Duke 77-74 1998 Kentucky def. Utah 78-69 1997 Arizona def. Kentucky 84-79 (OT) 1996 Kentucky def. Syracuse 76-67 1995 UCLA def. Arkansas 89-78 1994 Arkansas def. Duke 76-72 1993 North Carolina def. Michigan 77-71 1992 Duke def. Michigan 71-51 1991 Duke def. Kansas 72-65 1990 UNLV def. Duke 103-73 1989 Michigan def. Seton Hall 80-79 (OT) 1988 Kansas def. Oklahoma 83-79 1987 Indiana def. Syracuse 74-73 1986 Louisville def. Duke 72-69 1985 Villanova def. Georgetown 66-64 1984 Georgetown def. Houston 84-75 1983 N.C. State def. Houston 54-52 1982 N. Carolina def. Georgetown 63-62 1981 Indiana def. North Carolina 63-50 1980 Louisville def. UCLA 59-54 1979 Michigan St. def. Indiana St. 75-64 1978 Kentucky def. Duke 94-88 1977 Marquette def. North Carolina 67-59 1976 Indiana def. Michigan 86-68 1975 UCLA def. Kentucky 92-85 1974 N.C. State def. Marquette 76-64 1973 UCLA def. Memphis St. 87-66 1972 UCLA def. Florida St. 81-76 1971 UCLA def. Villanova 68-62 1970 UCLA def. Jacksonville 80-69 1969 UCLA def. Purdue 92-72 1968 UCLA def. North Carolina 78-55 1967 UCLA def. Dayton 79-64 1966 Texas Western def. Kentucky 72-65 1965 UCLA def. Michigan 91-80 1964 UCLA def. Duke 98-83 1963 Loyola (Ill.) def. Cincinnati 60-58 (OT) 1962 Cincinnati def. Ohio St. 71-59 1961 Cincinnati def. Ohio St. 70-65 (OT) 1960 Ohio St. def. California 75-55 1959 California def. West Virginia 71-70 1958 Kentucky def. Seattle 84-72 1957 North Carolina def. Kansas 54-53 (3 OT) 1956 San Francisco def. Iowa 83-71 1955 San Francisco def. La Salle 76-63 1954 La Salle def. Bradley 92-76 1953 Indiana def. Kansas 69-68 1952 Kansas def. St. John's 80-63 1951 Kentucky def. Kansas St. 68-58 1950 CCNY def. Bradley 71-68 1949 Kentucky def. Oklahoma St. 46-36 1948 Kentucky def. Baylor 58-42 1947 Holy Cross def. Oklahoma 58-47 1946 Okla. A&M def. N. Carolina 43-40 1945 Oklahoma A&M def. NYU 49-45 1944 Utah def. Dartmouth 42-40 (OT) 1943 Wyoming def. Georgetown 46-34 1942 Stanford def. Dartmouth 53-38 1941 Wisconsin def. Washington St. 39-34 1940 Indiana def. Kansas 60-42 1939 Oregon def. Ohio St. 46-33

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