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