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Florida, UCLA are both very well-coached

4/2/2006

INDIANAPOLIS -- Monday night's national final between Florida and UCLA is a matchup of two teams that really understand the nuances of pick-and-roll offense.

Because of the NBA influences on both coaching staffs (Ben Howland's ties to George Karl, along with Rick Majerus; and Billy Donovan's relationships with Rick Pitino and the Van Gundys), both the Bruins and Gators are capable of breaking down even relatively sophisticated college defenses.