The opening game of the 2007 Final Four has Georgetown Hoyas vs. Ohio State Buckeyes. Tip off takes place on Saturday March 31st, 2007 at 6:05 PM EST. Final Four betting odds at have the , making them the favorite to play in the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game.
How they got to the Final Four: Georgetown won an automatic bid in the tournament by winning the Big East Conference tournament. In the first round, the Hoyas defeated 15th-seeded Belmont 80-55. In the second round, Georgetown was able to get a huge game from Roy Hibbert and a 62-55 win over Boston College. Jeff Green hit the game winning shot in a 66-65 victory over sixth-seeded Vanderbilt in the East region semifinals. The Hoyas took the East top-seed North Carolina into OT and went on to win 96-84. The win over the Tar Heels allowed for the first time since 1985.
How they got to the Final Four: Ohio State won an automatic bid in the tournament by winning the Big Ten Conference tournament. In the first round, Greg Oden recorded a double-double in the Buckeyes 78-57 win over Central Connecticut State. The top-seeded Buckeyes struggled in the second round but ended up pulling off the win in OT against Xavier 78-71. The struggles continued in the South regional semifinals, but Ohio State was able to down fifth-seeded Tennessee 85-84. The Buckeyes outscored Memphis 20-8 late in the second half to knock out second-seeded Tigers 92-76. The win over Memphis allowed for the first time since 1999.