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NCAA Tournament
• Florida defeated UCLA in the NCAA championship game 73-57 after beating George Mason in the semifinals by a 73-58 count. The Gators are the sixth NCAA champions, and the first since the 1968 UCLA Bruins, to win in both the semifinals and the final by at least 15 points. The only teams to do that: the Alcindor Bruins in 1968 and 1967, Ohio State in 1960 (featuring John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas), La Salle in 1954 and Kansas in 1952.