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The 2007 Final Four is the most top heavy in terms of power teams since 1997. The 2007 Final Four has almost totally held to form. All Final Four teams began the year ranked in the Top 10. For the first time in NCAA Tournament history every team has at least 30 wins, and all four teams won their regular season conference championships. Only UCLA did not win their conference tournament. Both matchups in the 2007 Final Four should be outstanding.
Sports bettors have made Georgetown a one point favorite over Ohio State after oddsmakers originally opened the Buckeyes as favorites. The oddsmakers made Florida a three point choice over UCLA and that line has remained solid. Since 1987 the favorites have won over 60% of the games but against the spread they are just above .500. The 2007 Final Four has only one favorite of note, Florida, while the other game is nearly a pick.
One interesting trivia note is that no NCAA Champ has ever lost in the first round of their conference tournament. UCLA did that this year, losing to California. No Final Four champ since 1990 has ever averaged as few points per game as UCLA (71.6). That probably does not bode well for the Bruins. It doesn’t help that UCLA is playing defending champion Florida.
The 2007 Final Four is being played at the Georgia Dome and that is a place that Florida is very familiar with. They won the SEC tournament on that floor and are very comfortable there. Florida head coach Billy Donovan and UCLA coach Ben Howland have been to the Final Four in past years, while John Thompson III and Thad Matta have not.
The best backcourt in the Final Four is definitely with UCLA. Darren Collison and Arron Afflalo are probably the best backcourt in the entire country. The best frontcourt in the tournament probably is with Florida but it is close with Georgetown. The Gators have Al Horford, Joakim Noah and Corey Brewer. The Hoyas have Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green. Both Florida and Georgetown are great upfront. The best bench in the Final Four is definitely with Ohio State. Head coach Thad Matta says the Buckeyes have “nine starters.” That says it all.
The best matchup in the 2007 Final Four is in the Ohio State-Georgetown game where 7-foot-2, 280 pound Roy Hibbert of Georgetown and 7-foot 280-pound Greg Oden of Ohio State should battle it out. Whichever player stays out of foul trouble could be the winner.