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Georgetown 96, North Carolina 84, OT

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Georgetown overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half, then ripped off 14 straight points in overtime to stun top-seeded North Carolina 96-84 in the East Regional final.

It's the Hoyas' first trip to the Final Four since 1985, when the coach was John Thompson Junior and the star player was Patrick Ewing.

The Hoyas (30-6) did it this time with coach John Thompson the Third calling the backdoor plays he learned at Princeton and Patrick Ewing Junior making key contributions.

They were helped by an amazing collapse from the Tar Heels (31-7), who made only one of 23 field goal attempts -- including its first 12 in overtime -- over a 15 minute-span.