With March Madness beginning tonight, WRUF has compiled a list of the top Gator men’s basketball moments in the NCAA Tournament.
#10 Billy Donovan 2006 National Championship pregame speech:
#9 Florida advances to back-to-back Elite Eights: With Florida’s defeat over Marquette in the Sweet 16, the Gators returned to the Elite Eight for the second-straight year.
#8 Florida beats BYU in Jimmer Fredette’s last game:
#7 Florida’s “04’s” declare for NBA Draft: Arguably the best Florida basketball class in school history declares for NBA Draft after winning back-to-back NCAA National Championships.
#6 Florida reaches first NCAA Final Four:
#4 Mike Miller and the Gators defeat Butler: With 7 seconds left, then-Florida sophomore Mike Miller drives down the court and makes a floating buzzer-beater shot to lift the Gators to the Sweet 16.
#3 Florida advances to 2000 National Finals: The Gators defeat UNC to face the Michigan State Spartans in the National Championship.
#2 Florida wins first NCAA Tournament: The 2005-2006 Florida Gators squad wins its first NCAA Championship, defeating the UCLA Bruins 73-57.
#1 Florida wins back-to-back NCAA Championships: