NCAA Tournament: Oklahoma Vs North Carolina Elite 8 Live Thread

Time For Two Of The Best Forwards In The Country To Finally Meet [UNC Vs Oklahoma Live Thread]

3/29/09 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

It's time for the last Elite 8 game, and this one is the one that I've been looking forward to for a long time.

2 of the best forwards in the nation will meet each other this evening, with Oklahoma's Blake Griffin facing off against North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough. Griffin is the consensus #1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and Hansbrough is the all-time scoring leader in the ACC, arguably the best division in college basketball history.

The Tar Heels are the #1 seed, and the Sooners are the #2. North Carolina is favored to win by 6.5, and 79% of FanIQ picked them to win. I'm leaning that way as well, but I think it will come down to guards Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington, and that Blake Griffin will dominate Hansbrough down low. Both players work extremely hard, but I believe Griffin is the far superior athlete, and is much stronger than Hansbrough.

Oklahoma doesn't really have the guards to compete with UNC, however. So the Tar Heels are my pick in this one.

If you're watching the game on CBS, chat it up here. Who are you rooting for, to get that last Final 4 spot? Let us know, and talk about the game as it happens. And as always, enjoy the game!
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3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

streetballer123 wrote:
UNC is gonna win.

That is a bold strategy Cotton, let's see how it plays out.

3/29/09   |   streetballer123   |   3241 respect

UNC is gonna win.

3/29/09   |   Scout-Team-All-American

CUBBY4LIFE wrote:
going to go a little off topic here. Watching sportscenter and what leads it off, UNC, michigan st............... Nope. I know Tiger woods won a little golf tournament but there is NO WAY IN HEL$ that should lead sportscenter over the final four! That is a fuc#ing joke!

Yea, I mean what were they thinking... winning the third tournament he played in after major surgery, and winning it after coming back from 5 strokes behind the leader... what a lame story.  ha... not

3/29/09   |   rs1990

Wow...great game by the Heels. They looked really solid the entire game except maybe that 5 minute stretch where the Sooners started to come back in the second half. It was bound to happen at some point...the Heels were up by almost 20 and OSU hadn't hit a three all game.

I will say, I love Tyler, but Blake Griffon is a beast. Just nasty.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

CUBBY4LIFE wrote:
going to go a little off topic here. Watching sportscenter and what leads it off, UNC, michigan st............... Nope. I know Tiger woods won a little golf tournament but there is NO WAY IN HEL$ that should lead sportscenter over the final four! That is a fuc#ing joke!

With the comeback he made in the final round, the putt on 18, and the fact that it's Tiger Woods - it's just fine leading off SportsCenter.

3/29/09   |   CUBBY4LIFE   |   1 respect

going to go a little off topic here. Watching sportscenter and what leads it off, UNC, michigan st............... Nope. I know Tiger woods won a little golf tournament but there is NO WAY IN HEL$ that should lead sportscenter over the final four! That is a fuc#ing joke!

3/29/09   |   fiend_ga   |   16 respect

Pat wrote:
In other news, I take my hat off to Lupe Izzo.

TRU that!  Even as a Carolina  fan ai have to say that Tom Izzo's wife is pretty hot.....   Go heels

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
Quick question for the area NCAA Hoops expert...

Who was the team that UNC lost to that was "1 of the worst teams in the whole league"?

They lost to Maryland, Florida State, BC and Wake Forest. All of them made the tournament, and all of them were in the top 25 at some point this year. None of them were the worst in ANY league, by ANY standard. So what the hell are you talking about?

Who the hell knows... why bother really?

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:
unc sucks thats why they lost to 1 of the worst teams in the whole league!

Quick question for the area NCAA Hoops expert...

Who was the team that UNC lost to that was "1 of the worst teams in the whole league"?

They lost to Maryland, Florida State, BC and Wake Forest. All of them made the tournament, and all of them were in the top 25 at some point this year. None of them were the worst in ANY league, by ANY standard. So what the hell are you talking about?

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Hmm a Final Four with all teams that have won a championship since 1985.

Have to love it when the chalk makes it to the final four, makes for a much better tournament when all the teams actually have a shot to win as opposed to when someone makes it that you know if just gonna get crushed.

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

See that hug between Griffin and Psycho T? It was almost as if T was saying "Yeah, we won this time but you're gonna make a f-ton more $$$ than me in the NBA. Thanks for not kicking my a$$ too bad today, even though my team won".

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Hmm a Final Four with all teams that have won a championship since 1985.

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

wrote:
so so so sry all U UNC haters, My team is going to the final four. HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!! GO TARHEELS!!!!!!!!

We'll see how they do against 'Nova. I hope they can win so the ACC can represent this year.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Hansbrough desperately wants a highlight.  Each time its an epic fail.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Well great effort but Lawson and Green were too much. Hansbrough couldn't handle Taylor Griffin guarding him so look for him to be a late first or early second round pick.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Cut it to 12. Being the homer that I am, I think we can do it. Being the basketball smart guy that I am, I know we probably can't.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

I love "retired" Bob Knight.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

OMFG on that new Guitar Hero: Metallica commercial...Bob Knight without pants? Scary...

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

Qwertyuiop2400 wrote:
i hate duke go UNC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

unc sucks thats why they lost to 1 of the worst teams in the whole league!

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

OMG LOL hysterically at the Rock Star commercial!!!

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

Qwertyuiop2400 wrote:
i hate duke go UNC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Ummm..They aren't playing Duke

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Best commercial EVAR!!!

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Qwertyuiop2400 wrote:
i hate duke go UNC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shouldn't you be spending your time hating on OU instead of Duke? That is who the 'heels have to worry about right now, isn't it?

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Haha that was a funny commercial.

3/29/09   |   Qwertyuiop2400

BluDevil wrote:
Hmm... 9-0 run and timeout UNC... is Chokealina gonna make an appearance?

i hate duke go UNC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

you don't know oklahoma will lose they can still make a come back!

3/29/09   |   Qwertyuiop2400

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 Wait...what is this?...The Sooners still have a pulse

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Hmm... 9-0 run and timeout UNC... is Chokealina gonna make an appearance?

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Too little too late for Oklahoma

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Why are CBS not laughing and mocking Hansbrough for that pathetic dunk attempt?  Seriously, thats one of the worst dunk attempts I've ever seen.

I'm sure if Elmore was calling the game instead of Kellogg, they would be.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

WOOOHOOOO!!!!

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Why are CBS not laughing and mocking Hansbrough for that pathetic dunk attempt?  Seriously, thats one of the worst dunk attempts I've ever seen.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

BluDevil wrote:
I'm hoping the same for Duke because Psycho-T is gone and he's a Duke killer, Paulus is gone and he's a Duke killer too. If Henderson comes back, then Duke should have a much better team next year too.

Paulus is gone and he's a Duke killer too

Well played.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

What the hell was that call? An offensive foul???

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Ha! Nice dunk Psycho-T! Way to throw it off the rim!

No way this guy is gonna make it in the NBA, not just because of that dunk attempt, but just saying....

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Well this has sucked big time. Carolina was just the better team today.

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Well with Willie Warren coming back next year, we will have three McDonald's AA playing on the team together so things are looking up in Norman. Add that to the big extension and raise Capel is going to get, I like where we are going.

I'm hoping the same for Duke because Psycho-T is gone and he's a Duke killer, Paulus is gone and he's a Duke killer too. If Henderson comes back, then Duke should have a much better team next year too.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 What a couple of horrible games today, I really thought they would be closer, oh well bring on the Final Four

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Well with Willie Warren coming back next year, we will have three McDonald's AA playing on the team together so things are looking up in Norman. Add that to the big extension and raise Capel is going to get, I like where we are going.

Did Warren actually say he's coming back?  I'd be stunned if he does - he's a lottery pick.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Way to look on the bright side... I tried to do the same thing with Duke, 30 wins, ACC Championship, Sweet 16 appearance... but that didn't seem to help much because that is really still a down year at Duke.

Well with Willie Warren coming back next year, we will have three McDonald's AA playing on the team together so things are looking up in Norman. Add that to the big extension and raise Capel is going to get, I like where we are going.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 Would you like some gum??

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Well we had a great season. 30 wins and a player of the year is a great season considering what Kelvin Sampson left after he went to Indiana.

Way to look on the bright side... I tried to do the same thing with Duke, 30 wins, ACC Championship, Sweet 16 appearance... but that didn't seem to help much because that is really still a down year at Duke.

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

WhoDey wrote:

And she puts you down for helping..
I was 14 when I joined, and I ended up a moderator for awhile..
It's not that hard to not be that stupid.

Meh... teenagers... what are ya gonna do? No big deal.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

UNC just pulling away now, Nice to know I'll get one out of my Final Four teams in..

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Ty Lawson has been the difference in this and every UNC game so far. When he is playing well, this team is almost unbeatable.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

It took them 4 years to call travels on Hansbrough.

3/29/09   |   WhoDey   |   6 respect

Most people don't respond to their own comments.. Either talk about the game and/or commercials, or just leave the thread please.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Well we had a great season. 30 wins and a player of the year is a great season considering what Kelvin Sampson left after he went to Indiana.

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

Again, Lawson is a BEAST!

3/29/09   |   WhoDey   |   6 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Come on, give a little kid a break eh? Try teaching her what she's doing wrong instead of just shutting her down. Frankly, I expect a 14 year old kid to be a little... well, off. It's much more disturbing when I see a 30+ year old man doing the same thing, and believe me I've seen it.

And she puts you down for helping..
I was 14 when I joined, and I ended up a moderator for awhile..
It's not that hard to not be that stupid.

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

dumervile92 wrote:
 north carolina better win!!!

hope they loose!

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

BluDevil wrote:
Come on, give a little kid a break eh? Try teaching her what she's doing wrong instead of just shutting her down. Frankly, I expect a 14 year old kid to be a little... well, off. It's much more disturbing when I see a 30+ year old man doing the same thing, and believe me I've seen it.

i can stand up for my self! i don't need you!

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

LOL at the Vitamin Water commercial...

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

We can't seem to get closer than 10. It sucks that Lawson has now started to get going but this game should pretty much tell everyone what they need to know about Griffin and Hansbrough.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

Pat wrote:
Yes... it's hilarious, isn't it?

 I need to get me one of those delete buttons....

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

When you come into a thread like this one and introduce yourself with "UNC will do tearible since they are a terrible team! Oklahoma is a way better team that works as a team!" as your first post, it's not attacking, it's batting off the nonsense you post.

First of all, it's terrible, the English language is a beautiful thing, and I'd hate for others to mess it up - spelling correctly and using correct grammar is the first step in gaining any sort of credibility whatsoever.

When UNC has been a Top 4 team I think all season long, to call them terrible is really something laughable. A head coach in Roy Williams who is more than a credible coach, the defending Player of the Year in Hansborough, and an amazing talent in Ty Lawson that has shown some sparks of greatness all season long.

This is a sports site, with many voices that are heard through real fans. Not solely homers that speak useless junk like you have in this thread.

You are the only one I have seen throwing out personal attacks to other members on here, if you can point out exactly where these other "attacks" on you, specifically, are, I can do something about it to help.

If not, I suggest that you kindly limit yourself to some useful content to add to this conversation about a good game so far between Oklahoma and North Carolina.

3/29/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
You forgot to mention a couple other things.

14 years old, female, and from Texas. If those aren't 3 reasons to completely ignore any sports-related comments, then I don't know what are.

Oh yeah... and she judges intelligence on appearance. Simply genius.

Anyway... about this game, Hansbrough should have left for the draft like 2 years ago. That's all I'm really getting from this one.

Come on, give a little kid a break eh? Try teaching her what she's doing wrong instead of just shutting her down. Frankly, I expect a 14 year old kid to be a little... well, off. It's much more disturbing when I see a 30+ year old man doing the same thing, and believe me I've seen it.

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

Lawson is a BEAST!

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Crap

3/29/09   |   dumervile92

 north carolina better win!!!

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

niiiice three!

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Danny Green has really stepped up. Add that to the balanced attack from UNC, and that spells doom for us.

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:
haha

Yes... it's hilarious, isn't it?

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
That was a sick dunk by Griffin. 

It was almost like this...


3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

One thing is for sure... we should have one hell of a Final Four.  I'll trade a bad first weekend of the tournament for a good last 2 weekends. 

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

I hate that UPS white board douche.

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
That was a sick dunk by Griffin. 

Yeah it was - at least he didn't hit his head on the backboard this time! lol

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Well we all knew that this game would come down to whose supporting cast played better. Oklahoma's was going to have to play their best game and they just haven't.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

That was a sick dunk by Griffin. 

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Even when Lawson loses it something good happens. Damn

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 @^%#$&%*#@#

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 At least the Sooners hit a couple of shots to start the half

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

wow! 100 tournament wins for UNC if they prevail today

3/29/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Wait...if we aren't here to discuss the game...then why does this thread exist???


3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

You haven't grasped the concept of a "live thread" yet, have you?

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

yes, Nantz, I'm fully aware Louisville's out of the tourney....

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Maybe that layup will get Crocker going.

3/29/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect


3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Jim that ins't because of what Hansbrough is doing.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Clark has gotten better as the tournament has gone on. That first round he was talking way too loud.

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

Pat wrote:
Only because it's halftime. I can only tolerate blatant stupidity for so long, before my "delete finger" gets itchy.

haha

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

MrNFL wrote:
Frankly, this back and forth between Little Miss Duke and everyone else is more entertaining than the game. 

Only because it's halftime. I can only tolerate blatant stupidity for so long, before my "delete finger" gets itchy.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

If we could hit just half the threes we take this half, we are going to be right there until the end.

3/29/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Frankly, this back and forth between Little Miss Duke and everyone else is more entertaining than the game. 

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Carolina has too many big bodies they can throw at Griffin. If our guards could just step up and hit a shot, that would open things up for Blake down low.

Certainly true, but I wouldn't count on it happening.  I would try to isolate Griffin on the perimeter a few times and let him take it to the hoop.  I think if that works that it could open up a few lanes for cutting guards.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Jay Wright could be James Bond. He is one cool customer.

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Michigan St. always go one spot further than I pick them in my bracket every year.

CriticalFanatic would like you to pick them to go to the finals next year.

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

WhoDey wrote:
Considering Duke got beat by 23 as a higher seed, you might just want to keep your mouth shut.

+100000

3/29/09   |   WhoDey   |   6 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:
Duke also is a better team then UNC, thats why UNC is trying to act like them!

Considering Duke got beat by 23 as a higher seed, you might just want to keep your mouth shut.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Michigan St. always go one spot further than I pick them in my bracket every year.

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

In other news, I take my hat off to Lupe Izzo.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Jeff Capel needs to find a way to get the ball consistently in Blake Griffin's hands where he can score.  UNC is beatable with the way they've played today.

Carolina has too many big bodies they can throw at Griffin. If our guards could just step up and hit a shot, that would open things up for Blake down low.

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Michael_G wrote:
 14 years old Pat

You forgot to mention a couple other things.

14 years old, female, and from Texas. If those aren't 3 reasons to completely ignore any sports-related comments, then I don't know what are.

Oh yeah... and she judges intelligence on appearance. Simply genius.

Anyway... about this game, Hansbrough should have left for the draft like 2 years ago. That's all I'm really getting from this one.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Jeff Capel needs to find a way to get the ball consistently in Blake Griffin's hands where he can score.  UNC is beatable with the way they've played today.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

Pat wrote:
Stupidest. Comment. EVAR.

 14 years old Pat

3/29/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

Just got here in time for halftime!

My bracket is completely busted - Louisville lost!

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

As bad as we have played in this first half, I will take being down 9.

3/29/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Stupidest. Comment. EVAR.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

That was huge and amazing all in one.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

We MUST score right now.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:
Duke also is a better team then UNC, thats why UNC is trying to act like them!

Shoo fly, don't bother me.

I suggest having a much more open mind when it comes to sports. I love my teams just as much as you do, but to say nothing but biased nonsense is pretty tiring to look at.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

If we can get this under 10 going into the half, we just have a chance to get back in this.

3/29/09   |   barmarjeff   |   39 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:
Duke also is a better team then UNC, thats why UNC is trying to act like them!

That's why Duke is at home watching and UNC beat them twice this year.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Danny Green is killing us

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Turnovers. It is what killed us in the end of the Big 12 season and is now rearing its ugly head against the best team we have played all year that is good enough to capitalize on every single turnover....

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Well, Scottie Reynolds vs Ty Lawson will be a fun matchup.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:
Duke also is a better team then UNC, thats why UNC is trying to act like them!

Duke sucks.  That is all.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 They can't buy a basket to save their lives

3/29/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
As versatile as baking soda, Clark? Really? Shut up already please..
(Edited by MrNFL)

This game has been uninteresting.

Edit: Why in the world that was a reply...

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

Duke also is a better team then UNC, thats why UNC is trying to act like them!

3/29/09   |   fiend_ga   |   16 respect

UNC will put oklahoma away in the second half!!  Believe that.....

3/29/09   |   barmarjeff   |   39 respect

You might think Oklahoma is a better team than UNC, but there's no way UNC is terrible.  They have one of the deepest, most talented teams in the country.  Oklahoma has no depth.

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

Oklahoma is taking it slow, but at the end they will beat UNC!

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

UNC is trying to play Duke defense but the refs are actually calling some of these hacks.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

(Edited by Jubanator14)

Ugh...We can't get Blake going. Roy has had the perfect defensive strategy for him and has the bodies to throw at him.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

As versatile as baking soda, Clark? Really? Shut up already please..

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

That was a smart foul by Lawson.

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

Oklahoma will beat UNC hands down!

3/29/09   |   barmarjeff   |   39 respect

emmaroo789 wrote:

UNC will do tearible since they are a terrible team! Oklahoma is a way better team that works as a team!

What are you smoking?

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Oklahoma looks like they've never played basketball before today.  UNC is playing good, but Oklahoma should still be able to compete with them.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 Why isn't Oklahoma shooting the ball?

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

Blake Griffin is gonna go beast mode on Tyler Hansbrough!

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

!$^&%#!@#!@$!@%!#%^

3/29/09   |   emmaroo789

UNC will do tearible since they are a terrible team! Oklahoma is a way better team that works as a team!

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 Gotta get those offensive rebounds

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Griffin is a great passer.  However, this is UNC.  He needs to take over the game from here on out and then let Warren play off of that.  Thats the only way Oklahoma wins tonight.

He is too selfless to do that. He always looks to pass when that double comes.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

I knew this was going to be a tough matchup but if we could just hit a shot, maybe the lid would come off the bucket.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
I hate to say this but we have had stretches where we just don't go to him for a few trips down the floor. That and Blake is such a good passer out of the double team.

Griffin is a great passer.  However, this is UNC.  He needs to take over the game from here on out and then let Warren play off of that.  Thats the only way Oklahoma wins tonight.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Hansbrough even dunks like a doofus.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

More of that please.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 With authority!!!!

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
C'mon Oklahoma... you have the best player in the nation.  USE HIM.

I hate to say this but we have had stretches where we just don't go to him for a few trips down the floor. That and Blake is such a good passer out of the double team.

3/29/09   |   barmarjeff   |   39 respect

When Ed Davis adds some weight, he going to be a beast.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

We have to hit a shot.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

C'mon Oklahoma... you have the best player in the nation.  USE HIM.

3/29/09   |   barmarjeff   |   39 respect

Bobby Frasor in foul trouble is a major plus for UNC.  He's just way too slow to keep up with Willie Warren.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

I like seeing Roy Williams whine and complain and seeing that we are only down 7 with Griffin not having a point, I'll take that.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

There we go. Finally starting to loosen up a bit.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Hey Clark...don't care.

You don't wanna know what number he wore in HS and why?

wtf is wrong with you..

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 Griffin slams Hansbrough to the ground and draws the foul!!!

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Hansbrough is Griffin's b##ch.  Its nice to be able to say that.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Ha! You can't handle Griffin.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Hey Clark...don't care.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 This is a bit disturbing.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

^#^#$#%$3%#$^

I am just going to say, that the officiating has seemed a little one sided so far. I am not complaining, I am just saying.

3/29/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

We are playing really tight right now. Need to just losen up and play.

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Not a good start for Oklahoma.  They need to force the ball into Griffin.  They're nothing without him.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

DANNY GREEN!

3/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

(Edited by kantwistaye)

Ha.. did you see how much more athletic Griffin is than Hansbrough on that rebound, spin, and put in?  Too bad it didn't count.

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 LET'S GET READY TO RUUUUMMMBBBBLLLEE!!!

3/29/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Hello Friends!

3/29/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 should be a great game - it will be interesting to see what UNC's strategy will be for Griffin - 

3/29/09   |   nathanstukel

 Griffin is beast and no one can deny that.

3/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

(Edited by Chief_aka_James)

I'll root for UNC in this one..not only because I have them in my bracket, but because Nick's just been a little bit too happy for my taste lately..

3/29/09   |   Michael_G   |   36972 respect

 Griffin will dominate as long as he keeps his skull from crashing into the backboard