What can you say about this one? This is probably one of the most emphatic, powerful dunks you will see from a white dude from somewhere called Poplar Bluff. Amar’e Stoudemire is going to have to go into witness protection after getting owned like this.
The prez has released his NCAA bracket, and his picks are kind of bland. That’s a politician for you, I guess. He’s got all four #1 seeds advancing to the Final Four, with Kansas ultimately capturing the title. Seems reasonable enough. (Except for Dook, who could lose in the second round.)
As for North Carolina, Obama has the Heels beating LIU, Washington and Syracuse, before losing to Ohio St. in the Elite 8. He must still be smarting over the beat down Hansbrough and the Heels gave him in a scrimmage a few years ago.
This is interesting. According to the odds for the first-round games, UNC is the #2 seed favored by the most points — a whopping 17 1/2. Meanwhile, the tourney’s other #2 seeds are favored by a little less.
San Diego St. by 15 1/2. Florida by 13. Notre Dame by 14.
While you’re busy immersing yourself in the Carolina-centric coverage for Friday’s game, let’s take a look at what’s happening on the other side. What’s is the coverage of the Long Island Blackbirds like? What is the team saying about the first-round game? (more…)
Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel was fired yesterday, becoming another in the long line of former Dookies — including Quin Snyder and Tommy Amaker — to flame out as coaches. No word on whether Wojo has interviewed for the job to replace him.
It’s good to know that former UNC players are just like us: They always have to go with their heart when it comes to their tourney brackets. So who did Bobby Frasor, David Noel, Eric Montross and Wes Miller choose to make it to the Final Four? Well, every single one had Carolina. As for their other picks… (more…)
Psycho T had his career high last night against the Knicks, going for 29 in an Indiana win. This is the fourth straight game that Hansbrough has scored more than 20. Cool.
Here’s a nice article on how Tyler is quieting the critics who didn’t think he could make it in the pros. In it, his coach calls him “a beast.” Hellz yeah.
Here’s what T had to say after the game about his improved performance and his increasing minutes.
Coach didn’t play me in the past because I don’t know why, so I try to come in the gym and try to get better and prove a point.
Dook’s point guard is nearly healthy enough to make a dramatic return in the NCAA tourney.
We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.
We’ll go ahead and write the script for Dick Vitale right now. “Kyrie’s the three S’s, baby! Super, scintillating, and tough! Wait, no, that’s only two S’s, but this kid is so tough. He was down for the count. Doctors said he might not ever walk again. And look at him now! Back on the court! He’s playing through pain, because he wants to do anything he can to help his team win. I love this kid! I just love this gutty kid!”
“What’s that? He just left for the NBA? Oh, well. You know who else I love? Nolan Smith.”
Our guest on this week’s podcast is the former Daily Tar Heel columnist who wrote a scathing diatribe on the eve of the Dook game back in 1990 that has been quoted and reprinted often. (Here’s Ian’s current web site.)
For those who are interested, we’ve reprinted that article from 1990 below. (more…)