Sunday , Mar , 25 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – The defending champions are back in the Final
Four. Lee Humphrey nailed seven three-pointers — including several key
buckets down the stretch — to guide Florida past Oregon, 85-77, in the
Midwest Regional Final at the Edward Jones Dome. The Gators move on to Atlanta
to take on UCLA in a rematch of last year’s title game. Florida won that
contest 73-57 to capture its first-ever national championship. Humphrey
finished with 23 points and Taurean Green netted 21 for Florida (33-5),
which matched a program record for victories in a season, tying last year’s
mark. Leader Joakim Noah posted a double-double with 14 points and 14
rebounds, and Corey Brewer also scored 14 while coming up with a big block
late. Aaron Brooks led all scorers with 27 points and Malik Hairston dropped
in 18 for the Ducks (29-8), who were in the Elite Eight for the first time
since 2002.

Final Score: Georgetown 96, North Carolina 84 (OT)

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Georgetown exacted revenge, some 25
years later. 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.