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Hoyas, Gators Advance to Final Four


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Call 'em the Heart Attack Hoyas,
and they're going to the Final Four for the first time since 1985.
Georgetown roared from a ten-point deficit in the final seven
minutes of regulation and then scored the first 14 points of
overtime to eliminate top-seed North Carolina 96-to-84 to win the
East Regional. The Hoyas outscored the Tar Heels 15-to-3 in
overtime. The Tar Heels didn't score until there was seven seconds
left in O-T.
Jeff Green led the Hoyas with 20. Tyler Hansbrough had 26 for
the Tar Heels, who end their season at 31-and-7.
That sends the 30-and-6 Hoyas into the Final Four and a national
semifinal matchup against Ohio State next Saturday. It's the first
time that a father and son coach have sent a team to the Final
Four. This Georgetown team is coached by John Thompson the Third,
son of former Hoyas coach John Thompson Junior.
This was the second big comeback by the Hoyas this weekend. They
rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Vanderbilt 66-to-65 in
the East Regional semifinal on Friday.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Florida Gators moved a step closer to their
second straight national championship by beating Oregon 85-to-77 in
the Midwest Regional final.
Lee Humphrey nailed seven three-pointers and scored 23 points
for the top-seeded Gators and Taurean (TOHR'-ee-ihn) Green added
21.
It's the 16th straight postseason win for Florida, which heads
to the Final Four to play U-C-L-A next weekend in Atlanta. That's a
rematch of last year's national title game won by the Gators
73-to-57.
Aaron Brooks scored 27 points for third-seeded Oregon, which
finishes the season 29-and-8. The Gators improve to 33-and-5.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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