The teams are set for the Final Four of the U.S. men's college basketball national championship tournament, with Georgetown shocking East region top seed North Carolina, 96-84, in overtime.
Georgetown rallied from a late 10-point deficit Sunday to tie North Carolina at 81-81 as regulation time expired. The Hoyas then dominated the overtime period to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1985. Forward Jeff Green scored 22 points and DaJuan Summers had 20 as both players came off the bench to lead Georgetown. Taylor Hansbrough had a game-high 26 points for North Carolina.
Earlier, the defending champion Florida Gators advanced with an 85-77 win over the Oregon Ducks. Lee Humphrey made seven three-pointers and scored 23 points for the Gators, while Taurean Green added 21 more. Aaron Brooks was the high scorer in the game, tallying 27 points for Oregon.
The win in the Midwest Regional final was Florida's 16th straight postseason victory and means the defending champions will face UCLA in the semifinals. It will be a rematch of last year's tournament final, where Florida routed UCLA (73-57) for the Gators' first national championship.
In addition to Florida and UCLA, Ohio State has also clinched a spot in the Final Four, which will be contested in Atlanta, Georgia March 31. The Final will be played Monday, April 2.