SOURCE: Costigan Media

March 28, 2006 17:41 ET

2006 Final Four Betting Odds Endorsed Online Sportsbooks List George Mason at 6 to 1 Odds of Winning the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- endorsed online sportsbooks have begun to post 2006 Final Four betting odds, which include first half lines and futures. The majority of online sportsbooks, including, have George Mason listed with 6 to 1 odds of winning a championship title.

Perhaps no other team in the Final Four is more high on themselves these days than George Mason, which opened March Madness with 500 to 1 odds of winning a title championship. Now they are only two games away.

After answering one last question inside the Verizon Center's media room on Sunday afternoon, George Mason guard Lamar Butler swiped a card bearing his name on it that had been resting on a table in front of him.

He dumped the card into a gym bag that was already carrying a game program and a couple twines from a basketball net.

"I'm picking up every memento I can find in this building," Butler said. "I'm taking everything back home."

He wasn't going to leave behind a single scrap of George Mason's history-making performance.

Behind a tenacious defense and Butler's clutch 3-pointer shooting, George Mason made history with a shocking 86-84 overtime victory over NCAA Tournament favorite Connecticut that has sent the once-unknown Patriots to the Final Four.

Additional 2006 Final Four betting odds include:

Florida +160
LSU +250
UCLA +300
George Mason +600 is your home for all the latest 2006 Final Four betting news and information. You can access the web site at


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