SAN ANTONIO -- Ohio State is going to the Final Four for the
first time since 1999.
Buckeyes freshman center Greg Oden overcame foul trouble and
contributed 17 points and nine rebounds as the top-seeded Buckeyes
soared past Memphis 92-to-76 to win the South Regional final.
The Buckeyes will take a 34-and-3 record and a 21-game winning
streak into next weekend's festivities in Atlanta. They will play
the winner of Sunday's North Carolina-Georgetown game in a national
semifinal next Saturday.
The Buckeyes last made the Final Four in 1999, when a team led
by Michael Redd and Scoonie Penn lost to eventual national champion
Connecticut. That trip later was expunged from the records because
of N-C-A-A violations, making their last official appearance in
Second-seeded Memphis fell a game shy of the Final Four for a
second straight season. The Conference USA champs had their 25-game
win streak end.