Monday, April 6, 2009

Tar Heels are Tops

In one of the more lopsided title game in any sport North Carolina took home their fifth title with a victory over Michigan State. Coach Roy Williams has now won two titles at UNC after failing to win a title at Kansas. Tom Izzo is now 1-1 in title games and MSU is 2-1 overall. I can’t even begin to say what impressed me most about North Carolina as they did everything so well. They played lockdown defense, made a ton of long shots, and passed so well that they kept getting point blank layups. Also, I don’t think I have ever seen a Michigan State team seem so overmatched on the boards. It certainly wasn’t what we wanted for Big Ten or for the City of Detroit, but the bad loss does not diminish a great tournament run by Michigan State. I also believe that if the experts look at the Big Ten’s performance objectively, they will see that next year’s Big Ten has a chance to be very strong. Michigan State might be the favorite, but Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State all will feature strong junior class players with postseason experience. Hopefully that will result in a better finish for the Big Ten next year.

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