Extra, extra! Hoyas rally to down UNC, earn spot in Final Four
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Georgetown exacted revenge, some 25
In a rematch of the 1982 title game, Jeff Green netted 22 points to help
Georgetown roar back from a 10-point deficit late and down North Carolina in
overtime, 96-84, in the East Regional final at Continental Airlines Arena.
DaJuan Summers scored 20 points and Jonathan Wallace had 19 — including the
game-tying three-pointer with 31 seconds left — for the Hoyas, who advance to
the Final Four where they will square off against Ohio State.
Jessie Sapp donated 15 points and eights assists while Roy Hibbert posted a
double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for Georgetown (30-6), which
participated in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1996.
Tyler Hansbrough paced his club with 26 points and 11 boards and both Deon
Thompson and Brandan Wright scored 14 for the Tar Heels (31-7), who owned a
75-65 lead with 6:02 remaining.
They were unable to fend the Hoyas off, however, then were outscored 15-3 in
the extra session to suffer the loss.