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.
That sends the Hoyas into the Four Four and a national semifinal
matchup against Ohio State next Saturday. It's the first time that
a father and son 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.