Jody Victor: Ohio State, the outright Big Ten regular season and tournament champion, enters the 2007 NCAA Final Four with a 34-3 overall record after a 15-1 regular season mark in Big Ten Conference play.
This Saturday the Ohio State vs. Georgetown game promises to be big. The game with the Hoyas is a rematch of the 2006 NCAA Tournament game in Dayton, Ohio, in which Georgetown eliminated the Buckeyes in the Second Round (70-52). The teams have split four all-time meetings. Ohio State and Georgetown first played in 1981. Ohio State won the first game played between the schools 47-46 at the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. Georgetown was ranked No. 5 nationally in that Nov 29, 1981 contest. The teams met for the second time March 15, 1987 in the Second Round of NCAA tournament play in Atlanta. The Hoyas, ranked No. 4, won 82-79. Prior to last year, the teams battled Dec. 22, 1990 in Las Vegas. The No. 7-ranked Buckeyes defeated No. 12 Georgetown 71-60.
To top it all off, the Buckeyes are setting OSU records right and left. Ron Lewis has scored 108 career points in NCAA tournament play, including a team-high 87 points in the four games so far this year. His NCAA tournament scoring total is the sixth-most in Ohio State history. Freshman Mike Conley Jr. has made 24 of 30 foul shots in NCAA tournament play, including a 9 of 10 effort vs. Memphis and a 9 of 14 outing against Tennessee.
The game to watch is this Saturday and cheer the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Georgetown at the Georgia Dome 6:07 p.m. ET on CBS.
Go Bucks! Go Bucks! Go Bucks! Go Bucks! Go Bucks!