Sunday, March 25, 2012

Prediction: The Heels Will Clip The Jayhawks’ Wings

Tip off at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis is set for 5:05PM in the Midwest Regional Finals where the KU Jayhawks will face the North Carolina Tarheels.

The matchup analysis favors Carolina’s defense.  Kansas is given the offensive and overall edge in the game.

Let’s remember that the 30-6 Jayhawks barely squeaked by the Boilermakers of Purdue and the NC State Wolfpack in the last two rounds of the tourney.

Carolina’s point guard, Kendall Marshall, won’t take the floor today according to the latest update on his injured wrist.  That means that Stilman White will be pressed into action.  Against Ohio in Friday’s game, he played 32 minutes and had six assists and zero turnovers.

This will be the first time Kansas and North Carolina have played since the 2008 Final Four, when KU jumped out to a 40-12 lead and eventually won 84-66.

North Carolina won the national title in 2005 and again in 2009, and is in the regional finals for the sixth time under Coach Roy Williams. The Tar Heels are a No. 1 seed for a record 14th time.

Both teams had difficulty getting to this point, but Coach Williams has a point to prove.

As a die-hard Duke fan, I’m rooting for the Heels.  Based on mascots alone, Ramses is waaaaay tougher than some damn blue bird.  SRSLY.

Go Heels

UPDATE 7:08PM:  Congratulations to all you Jayhawks fans.  You won a gritty game against Carolina 80-67.  Best of luck to Kansas in the Final Four in New Orleans.

Oh, and hey, Heels fans, you lost the ACC Title and you came up empty in the NCAA Tourney. I love it.  See you on the court in the fall.  Go Duke.

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