SOURCE: Costigan Media

March 28, 2006 17:41 ET

2006 Final Four Betting Odds

Sports911.com 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 -- Sports911.com 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 Canbet.com, 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
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