Gator Basketball Florida vs. UCLA, 2006 Men’s Championship

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    I feel good about our chances here.

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      All I've heard leading up to the game is Affalo. I hope we shut that guy down and the media hanging on his sack up.
       
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        I watched a part of the video for funzies. This was a great defensive team.
         
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        Good watch!
         
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          Man, I remember that now that you mention it. Pundits had me thinking Affalo > Jordan. The 04s had no part of it and he went 3 for 10.

          Media was similarly all about Greg Oden in 2007. True freshman Oden didn’t Affalo and delivered a monster game scoring 1/3rd of his team’s 75 points.

          The common themes in both of those championships was UF maintained the lead the entire game after pretty quickly gaining it, and did so with timely counter-scoring every time the opponent started a run, and by consistently defending the perimeter forcing the opposition to abysmal 17% shooting from 3.
           
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            They are really good up front but we’re so deep with Noah, Horford, Richard and Speights. Those guys move the ball so well inside there is no way UCLA will be able to defend the post.
             
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            Although Oden did play well in that game, he was aided by the fact that he was guaranteed NOT to foul out so he had free reign to be as physical as possible while all of our bigs played in foul trouble or fouled out
            This is what makes the win even more impressive.
             
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            UCLA had 5 nba players on that team.
             
          • MidwestChomp

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            Watching that those teams brings a tear to my eye. Humphrey shooting the three was a killer! He really open up both championship games after the half. The IQ, the passing, the ability to read movements, and screening....my God the screening! I could watch that all day.
             
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              Lorenzo Mata was the ugliest mfer I've ever seen play college hoops.

              And I saw Sam Cassell when that ET alien looking mfer was at FSU.

              And no, I'm not posting a picture of him. You're welcome.



              Alex.
               
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                Amazing time to be a Gator when we flat out Dominated College Basketball and could not be beaten out for Championships. Inside and outside, there was just no way to match up with us and these teams ran the Donovan system to Perfection. Funny to see throughout the Donovan Era teams that we basically ran the same plays year after year but THIS team headlined by the 04s and Lee Humphery just simply ran it all to perfection and Back 2 Back, the best to ever play.
                 
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                It was a beautiful thing to watch
                Unfortunately it makes the current product even harder to watch
                 
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                    thanks 78.I watched the entire thing.............now link me up to the OSU game the following year.........
                    or even the game before that UCLA game............
                     
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                    That was a true team in every sense of the word!

                    The reason Oden had a monster game is because Donovan made a key strategic choice and had Noah guard him 1 on 1 for nearly the entire game so the other four could shutdown everyone else (which, as we all know, they most certainly did! :) ). This worked because a graduating senior who was a likely No. 1 NBA draft pick the year before when he decided to come back for a shot at 2, decided to be schooled on national TV by a way bigger true center for the good of the team in the name of a championship and lost millions of $ in salary and bonus as a result. That team really would do anything for each other to win.

                    Saw it up close and personal here in St. Louis when I was 20 rows up behind one of the goals when they played Butler. All of the many examples of hustle were things of beauty like Horford and Noah guarding on the perimeter on switches against guards and small forwards, all of the off ball movement on offense, the extra passes, the switches on steal attempts, and the infamous Corey Brewer break on the switch(a trait that also helped make him millions of dollars on the next level :).

                    We Gators have been blessed with some amazing teams over our many championship seasons. This team is arguably the best of all of them.
                     
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                      Since this looks like a hoops nostalgia thread

                       
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                        As amazing as the B2B Championship teams were, I think we didn't realize just how good they were. Man, they were fun to watch! I miss those days...
                         
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                        As talented as they were as individuals, it was beautiful to watch because the sum was greater than the parts.
                         
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