Monday, April 02, 2007
NCAA Men's Championship Game
Opening tipoff of the NCAA Championship game between defending champion Florida Gators and the Ohio State Buckeyes was the suspense filled moment of the evening. All the questions about whether the gators could chomp down on another championship or whether the buckeyes could dethrone them came down to this defining moment, the tipoff. All the suspenseful specualation has come to a head in this one revealing moment. The ball is tossed, the whistle blows, the game has begun.
Anything and everything that happened afterward will go down in sports lore, as good defense, clutch three point shooting, courageous coaching and team hustle deservingly produced a second (back-to-back) championship trophy for the Florida Gators. And though Ohio State played as good a game as any against the Gators, they were unable to catch up once Secretariat took the lead and began his gallop toward the line. The Finish Line that is!
Ohio St. 75
ATLANTA - APRIL 02: Head coach Billy Donovan of the Florida Gators cuts down the net after his team defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes during the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 2, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Congratulations Florida Gators on winning the 2007 NCAA Basketball Championship to go along with your 2007 NCAA Football Championship. A Historic Achievement Indeed.