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2007 Final Four

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Florida players celebrate after defeating Ohio St. in the NCAA Championship in Atlanta Monday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Ohio St.'s Greg Oden dunks the ball in front of Florida’s Chris Richard. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Ohio St.'s Jamar Butler walks off the court surrounded by streamers after losing to Florida. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Florida celebrates its National Championship after defeating Ohio St. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Florida’s Joakim Noah (13) holds up a piece of the net after the Gators defeated Ohio State 84-75. (Gerry Broome / AP)
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Joakim Noah (center) and the Florida Gators celebrate their second straight national title. (Getty Images)
NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Florida v OSU
Chris Richard, of the Florida Gators, grabs a rebound against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game at the Georgia Dome. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Greg Oden, Chris Richard
Ohio State center Greg Oden tries to knock the ball away from Florida’s Chris Richard. (Eric Gay / LAT)
Greg Oden, Corey Brewer
Ohio State center Greg Oden (20) blocks a shot by Florida’s Corey Brewer. (John Bazemore / AP)
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UCLA’s Alfred Aboya takes a charging call from Florida’s Walter Hodge. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Florida’s Chris Richard dunks over Alfred Aboya, left, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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UCLA Bruins center Alfred Aboya can only duck out of the way as Florida Gators center Chris Richard completes a slam. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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Frustrated and dejected UCLA Bruins center Alfred Aboya has to endure the joyous Florida Gators late in the second half. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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Florida Gators forward Joakim Noah celebrates after a basket. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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UCLA’s Darren Collison shows the pain as they lose to Florida. (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times)
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UCLA’s James Keefe fouls Florida’s Al Horford in the second semifinal game at the Final Four at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Florida Gators forward Joakim Noah reacts to an officials call midway through the first half. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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Florida Gators forward Joakim Noah is forced into travelling by UCLA Bruins defenders in the first half of play. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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UCLA’s Aaron Afflalo is stuck as Florida’s Corey Brewer traps him. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
2007 NCAA Final Four - Greg Oden
Greg Oden of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts with Ron Lewis and David Lighty after a play against the Georgetown Hoyas. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
David Lighty, Roy Hibbert
Georgetown’s Roy Hibbert fouls Ohio State’s David Lighty (23) during the second half. (Eric Gay / AP)
Thad Matta
Ohio State coach Thad Matta talks to an official in the second half. (Gerry Broome / AP)
2007 NCAA Final Four - Georgetown v OSU
Head coach John Thompson III of the Georgetown Hoyas kneels near the bench. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
2007 NCAA Final Four - Georgetown v OSU
The big guys, Roy Hibbert of Georgetown and Greg Oden of Ohio State, stands side-by-side. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
Greg Oden
Ohio State center Greg Oden (20) lies on the court after dunking a basket and falling. (Eric Gay / AP)
2007 NCAA Final Four - Othello Hunter
Ohio State ‘s Othello Hunter blocks a shot by Georgetown’s Roy Hibbert. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
Greg Oden
Ohio State center Greg Oden bends the rim as he throws down a dunk. (Charlie Neibergall / AP)
DaJuan Summers, Mike Conley, Jr., Jamar Butler
Georgetown’s DaJuan Summers shoots over the defense of Ohio State’s Mike Conley Jr., as Ohio State’s Jamar Butler watches. (Rich Clarkson / AP)
2007 NCAA Final Four - The Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleaders
The Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleaders cheer during their game against the Georgetown Hoyas. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Ivan Harris
Ohio State forward Ivan Harris runs upcourt during their men’s semifinal basketball game against Georgetown. (Mark Humphrey / AP)
2007 NCAA Final Four - DaJuan Summers
DaJuan Summers of the Georgetown Hoyas puts up a shot against Matt Terilliger of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
Georgetown fans
Georgetown fans watch the action during their men’s semifinal basketball game during second half action. (Mark Humphrey / AP)
Mike Conley Jr., Patrick Ewing Jr.
Ohio State guard Mike Conley Jr. goes to the basket as Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing Jr. (Gerry Broome / AP)
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Arron Afflalo plays a game of tag with teammate Josh Shipp, right, after the UCLA Bruins conduct a light practice at the Georgia Dome, a day before playing the Florida Gators in the NCAA National Semifinals. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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UCLA ‘s Alfred Aboya strains to give an autograph to a fan. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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Arron Afflalo runs a fast break during practice. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
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UCLA senior Christo Rose and his father Reid Rose, left, joyfully react as Bruin players throw up half court shots during a light practice. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
NCAA Final Four Practice
Head coach Ben Howland of the UCLA Bruins is shown during practice for the NCAA Men’s Final Four at the Georgia Dome. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Arron Afflalo
UCLA’s Arron Afflalo speaks to reporters following his team’s practice for their Final Four semifinal game with Florida. (Charlie Neibergall / AP)
NCAA Final Four Practice
John Thompson Jr., father of the Georgetown Hoyas head coach John Thompson III, watches the team during practice. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
NCAA Final Four Practice
Greg Oden, of the Ohio State Buckeyes, reaches out to some fans before practice. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
NCAA Final Four Practice
Ohio State center Greg Oden warms up during practice. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
NCAA Final Four Practice
Florida’s Joakim Noah practices the fast break. (Win McNamee / Getty)
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Florida’s Joakim Noah shoots during their NCAA Final Four practice. (John Bazemore / AP)
NCAA Final Four Practice
Mike Conley Jr, of the Ohio State Buckeyes, warms up during practice. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
Thad Matta
Ohio State coach Thad Matta gestures during practice Friday at the Geogia Dome in Atlanta. (John Bazemore / AP)
UCLA’s Ryan Wright
UCLA’s Ryan Wright dunks during practice. (John Bazemore / AP)
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Members of the UCLA band cheer the Bruins on during practice. (Gerry Broome / AP)
Arron Afflalo
Arron Afflalo is all smiles during practice. (Eric Gay / AP)
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