COL BKB: Florida State 70, Florida 66

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Al Thornton had 28 points and nine rebounds and unranked Florida State led by as many as 15 points Sunday in an upset of fourth-ranked Florida, 70-66.

COL BKB: Kansas 82, Florida 80

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- No. 12 Kansas took the lead with 26.9 seconds left and held on to upset No. 1 Florida, 82-80, in overtime in the Las Vegas Invitational.

COL BKB: Florida 101, Western Ky. 68

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Corey Brewer scored 22 points and No. 1 Florida began the second half Friday night with a 13-6 run on the way to a 101-68 rout of Western Kentucky.

COL BKB: Florida 94, Prairie View 33

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The top-ranked Florida Gators routed Prairie View Tuesday, 94-33.

COL BKB: Florida 93, Chattanooga 44

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Lee Humphrey had 15 points and three assists Saturday night as top-ranked Florida routed Chattanooga, 93-44.

COL BKB: Florida 90, Jacksonville 61

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Al Horford had 18 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night as top-ranked Florida routed Jacksonville, 90-61.

COL BKB: Florida 86, North Florida 40

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Al Horford had 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots Tuesday as the top-ranked Florida Gators routed the North Florida Ospreys, 86-40.

COL BK: Florida 79, Samford 54

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Florida began its NCAA title defense Friday night with a 79-54 rout of out-manned Samford.

Florida tops preseason coaches poll

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Defending national champion Florida is a near-unanimous pick for No. 1 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches college basketball poll released Friday.

COL BKB: Florida 73, UCLA 57

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- The Florida Gators won their first NCAA Tournament title in school history Monday night with a 73-57 victory over the UCLA Bruins.

COL BKB: Florida 73, George Mason 58

INDIANAPOLIS, April 1 (UPI) -- Florida used a three-point scoring barrage to blast George Mason, 73-58, in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament at Indianapolis Saturday.

NCAA: Florida 75, Villanova 62

MINNEAPOLIS, March 26 (UPI) -- Taurean Green and Joakim Noah starred in a second-half domination Sunday that pushed Florida into the Final Four with a 75-62 victory over Villanova.

NCAA: Florida 57, Georgetown 53

MINNEAPOLIS, March 24 (UPI) -- Al Horford made two free throws with 6.6 seconds remaining Friday night to clinch Florida's 57-53 NCAA Tournament regional semifinal win over Georgetown.

COL BKB: Florida 82, UW-Milwaukee 60

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- Led by Corey Brewer's 23 points, Florida swamped Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 82-60, Saturday in the Minneapolis Bracket of the NCAA Tournament at Jacksonville, Fla.

COL BKB: Florida 76, South Alabama 50

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Lee Humphrey scored 20 points Thursday to lead third-seeded Florida to an easy 76-50 win over South Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah of the University of Florida Men's Basketball Team is accompanied by two unidentified women as he walks to his seat at an event at the White House where President George W.Bush honored the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Sports Champions, in Washington on April 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Joakim Simon Noah (pronounced /ˈdʒoʊ.əkɪm/ or 'JO-a-kim') (born February 25, 1985) is a French-Swedish-American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida from 2004 to 2007, and was a key member of the Florida Gators' starting five that won two consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournaments in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, the Chicago Bulls selected Noah in the first round (ninth pick overall) in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Noah was born in New York City in 1985, to French singer and former professional tennis player Yannick Noah, and Cécilia Rodhe, Miss Sweden 1978. His paternal grandfather Zacharie Noah was a Cameroonian professional soccer player, winner of the Coupe de France in 1961. Noah calls himself "the African Viking."

He competed on basketball teams for several high schools, first at the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York City. At UNIS he was coached by Alsonso Shockley, Harry Muniz and David Gartrelle. He reached the championships as the only sophomore on the team. He also played in streetball tournaments and his nickname was "The Noble One" because someone heard that his dad was a pro tennis player. He later transferred to Poly Prep in Brooklyn, New York, where he was coached by Bill McNally, and then to The Lawrenceville School, outside of Princeton, New Jersey.

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