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Joakim Noah did something on Friday night that had only been done five other times in NBA history since 1985-86. Plus, Florida volleyball's season comes to an end, and thoughts on the women's basketball version of the Gators this year.
Joakim Noah posts 30 points, 23 rebounds, six assists: That's been done five other times in NBA history since 1985, and by a murderers' row of greats: Joe Barry Carroll, Charles Barkley, Charles Oakley, Kevin Garnett, and Dirk Nowitzki. And of those guys, only Carroll had two blocks and two assists in those games — and he needed four overtimes to get his numbers. (Sam Smith, Bulls.com | Matt Moore, CBS Sports | Elias | Basketball-Reference)
Florida bounced from NCAA Volleyball Tournament: For a team with three seniors, getting to the Sweet Sixteen was an accomplishment. But being up 24-22 in the first set and getting swept still has to sting. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)
Mary Wise is the best, though:
It's not losing that's so tough, it's ending one of the most special seasons I've ever been part of that's the hardest.— Mary Wise (@Gatormary) December 8, 2012
Willie Taggart to USF, SB Nation breaks: a) Kudos to Godfrey, who's been a rock star for us, for being the first to this story. b) Taggart, a former Stanford assistant and Jim Harbaugh disciple, is now in close proximity to another one — Florida linebackers/special teams coach D.J. Durkin. And he might need a defensive coordinator. I think Durkin stays (Durkin's the rare coach who could leap from position coach to head coach), but this is one to watch. (Steven Godfrey, SB Nation)
Women's basketball hands Pacific first loss: I haven't written more than like 15 words on here about Florida's women's basketball team this fall, so this is my mini-post for that. (GatorZone)
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