Meadowlands: It's Been Such a Long Time

By David Scott - March 25, 2007

For the first time since the 1984-85 season (when they lost 66-64 to Villanova in the title game) Georgetown is back in the Final Four. That season was part of back-to-back Final Four trips for the Hoyas, who had defeated Houston the prior year in Seattle.

. . . Craig Littlepage from the University of Virginia and a member of the NCAA Selection Committee presented the Hoyas with their East Regional championship trophy.

. . . John Thompson III took the trophy and led the crowd in a chorus of "WE ARE. . ." to which the crowd responded. . . "GEOGRETOWN." Nice touch.

. . . Ohio State and Georgetown will meet in the first semifinal next Saturday, followed by the Florida-UCLA game, it was announced .

. . . The PA Announcer thanked the four teams that particpated here in Jersey, but instead of saying Vanderbilt, he thanked Davidson. D'oh!

. . . The Hoyas are clipping the nets right now. Not sure why Roy Hibbert would need a ladder, but he'll use it anyway.

JTIII got the biggest ovation on the last snip and then repeated his We Are. . . chant from atop the ladder.

. . . Hibbert finished with 13 points, 11 rebouinds and six blocks. Jeff Green had 22 to lead the Hoyas (and nine rebounds, three assists and two steals).

For UNC, Hansbrough had 26 points and 11 rebounds.

. . . Final free throws were: 12 of 18 for GTown and 29 of 34 for UNC.

. . . The Heels were 1 of 8 from 3-point land int he second half and 1 of 8 in the OT. For the game they were 5 of 20.
The Hoyas were 8 of 14 from 3-point land with Jonathan Wallace hitting 3 of 4, including the bniggest of the day that effectively sent the game to OT.

. . . Georgetown wound up winning the points int he paint battle 56-32, meaning they dominated 28-12 in the second half.

. . . Patrick Ewing is on the floor with the Hoyas enjoying the moment. He is now being surrounded by about a dozen reporters.

. . . No word yet on the All-East Region team is Jeff Green (also the MOP), Roy HIbbert, DaJuan Summers, Tyler Hansbrough and Brandan Wright.

Summers had 20 points today and six rebounds.

Posted by David Scott at 07:48 PM on March 25, 2007

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