View Full Version : OT: UNC/Oklahoma

03-29-2009, 02:44 PM
UNC is not playing nor shooting half as well as they did against us, yet they're still smoking the Oklahoma Sooners by 20+. Blake Griffin is even doing his thing with 25 pts and its still not enough to come close to the Tarheels. Also, UNC is shooting only 35% from 3pt against OU and they shot 58% against us. I don't see anyone slowing the 'Heels down and from the look for it, we actually played them pretty tough compared to the other "BCS" teams.

03-29-2009, 02:46 PM
Juggernaut that is peaking.

03-29-2009, 02:49 PM
I thought they were BY FAR the best team in the country in December, and they were the only team I wanted no part of.

They stumbled a bit in the ACC (who wouldn't), but they're playing like they did earlier in the year.

They're so good it's just demoralizing for the competition.

03-29-2009, 02:54 PM
Heels into stall mode. It worked when Dean Smith had no shot clock and went to the four corners. But not with the shot clock.

03-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Makes me feel a little better seeing how easily they handled Oklahoma. I would like to have a chance to know where we stand among those UNC will steamroll on their way to the finals.

03-29-2009, 05:07 PM
What's scary to think about is how good UNC would be with Marcus Ginyard. He's one of the best 2-3 wing defenders in college basketball. He could completely take out one of those Villanova wings.

Ty Lawson is just unbelievable. He takes the ball, sprints down the floor, and I find myself thinking "he's going to barrel into someone and commit a charge." But then he just blows by everyone before they can get their feet set.

03-29-2009, 06:25 PM
If only we hadn't been a 4 seed...

03-29-2009, 06:56 PM
If only we hadn't been a 4 seed...

I hear ya. A 3 or a 6 is better, as crazy as that may sound. Ask Nova.

Btw, Zags vs Sooners, Dec. 29, 2009. I'll be there.

03-30-2009, 09:10 AM
If only we hadn't been a 4 seed...

I've been thinking that a lot, too. Portland State and Utah losses might have ended up costing us a game in March.

03-30-2009, 09:20 AM
I've been thinking that a lot, too. Portland State and Utah losses might have ended up costing us a game in March.

Or Price's jumper goes back iron. Or don't get rolled up by Memphis. Or make a quality stop down the stretch against Arizona. A lot of close calls but two things:

1) I am thankful that GU is a basketball powerhouse, not football. Football would be EXTREMELY frustrating.

2) I wanted UNC because I would have felt if we beat them, that would have been just about the best thing. Also, a lot of teams would have been running scared. This team needed to play the best and I am glad they gave it their best shot. Honestly, looking back, without a few of the turnovers, GU was on fire.