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Gators again!
Florida wins second straight championship
Florida's Joakim Noah and coach Billy Donovan watch the action from the bench in the second half of the men's championship basketball game at the Final Four in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Monday.
    ATLANTA — A long, tough season ended with a Gator chomp again.
    Mission accomplished for Florida.
    The Gators were too much to handle once again Monday night, keeping their stranglehold on the college basketball world with an 84-75 victory over Ohio State for their second straight national championship.
    Al Horford had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Taurean Green had 16 and Greg Oden’s 25 points and 12 rebounds weren’t enough to stop the Gators (35-5) from completing the quest they set upon when all the starters delayed their NBA plans for a try at another title.
    They celebrated with the usual Gator chomps and took a chomp out of NCAA history, too — becoming the first team to repeat since Duke in 1991-92 and adding their name to the debate about the best teams of all time.
    Best athletic programs of all time, too.
    This win completes a 2007 championship-game sweep of the Buckeyes (35-4) in college’s two biggest sports — men’s hoops and football. Florida, a 41-14 winner in the football title game in January, remains the only program in history to hold both championships at the same time.