5:05 PM ET, March 25, 2007
IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- John Thompson III shook hands with coach Roy Williams and everyone else on the North Carolina side, never showing a smile. Tough game, good game, he told them.Then it was time to walk across the court -- to the biggest bear hug he could imagine."You've been complaining about the bus being rickety, but the ride home is going to be good tonight," his dad told him.
Georgetown's 96-84 win over North Carolina ended the Tar Heels' streak of nine consecutive wins as a No. 1 seed (all six games in 2005, three in 2007). That was two short of the longest such streak in tournament history. Kentucky won 11 in a row as a top-seeded team (1996-1997).
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||38-66 (.576)||25-71 (.352)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-14 (.571)||5-20 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-18 (.667)||29-34 (.853)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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