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Noah, Horford provide unusual matchup for Bruins

Updated: April 4, 2006, 12:10 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- UCLA's defense had been dominant through five games.

The Bruins limited their opponents to 52.8 points a game. They literally stole the game against Gonzaga with Jordan Farmar's pick of J.P. Batista that led to a winning bucket by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Opponents were shooting 36.8 percent, 17.5 percent on 3s.

So what happened in the national title game?

First, the offenses the Bruins had recently faced -- Memphis and LSU -- were clearly easier for UCLA to defend.

Doubling ...

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