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COL BKB: Florida 76, UCLA 66

March 31, 2007 at 11:30 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Guards Corey Brewer and Lee Humphrey led the defending national champion Florida Gators to a 76-66 win over UCLA Saturday in the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta.

Brewer scored 19 points and Humphrey had 14. The two made 8-of-13 three-pointers for Florida (34-5) which plays top-ranked Ohio State Monday night for the national championship.

Ohio State beat Georgetown, 67-60, in the first semifinal of the night.

In January, Florida beat Ohio State to win the NCAA football championship.

The Gators have the chance to become the first back-to-back basketball champions since Duke won consecutive titles in 1991 and 1992.

In a rematch of last year's national title game -- which the Gators won, 73-57 -- UCLA (30-6) again fell far behind. Bruins' leader Aaron Afflalo was in foul trouble most of the night, finishing with 17 points, all in the second half. Josh Shipp led UCLA with 19 points.

Chris Richard had 16 points for the Gators, who have won nine straight overall, and 11 in a row in the NCAA Tournament. Al Horford added 17 rebounds.

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