The Florida Gators repeated as NCAA men’s basketball National Champions on Monday night beating the Ohio State Buckeyes 84-75. Florida led and controlled the entire game. The Gators were up eleven points at halftime and never really looked back. Joakim Noah didn’t play much of a factor and scored only 8 points with 6 of those coming from the free throw line.
Ohio State phenom giant Greg Oden was heroic in defeat scoring 25 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. It was likely the last college game for Oden as he is likely to be the #1 pick in this summer’s NBA draft.
The MVP of the game and Final Four was Florida’s Corey Brewer. Brewer is an amazing all-around player both on the offense and defensive side of the ball. Brewer had 13 points, 8 rebounds and shut down Ohio State’s perimeter game.
The game could be bittersweet as Florida coach Billy Donovan is expected to leave to take the University of Kentucky head coaching job. His name has also been rumored to take over as the coach of the NBA’s Miami Heat. Also, as many as five Gators could turn pro early and enter the NBA draft.