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Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

Posted on: April 6, 2009 2:52 pm
 

I've had North Carolina since last April and I won't change that tonight. The Tar Heels are just too talented for Michigan State in my opinion. We've already seen this happen once before, back in November at Ford Field. North Carolina murdered the Spartans 98-63. It was MSU's worst loss since 1996.

That won't happen again.

But North Carolina will win. And they will not let there be a whole lot of questioning it. Ty Lawson will have a big game but the MOP will be Tyler Hansbrough.

Why Hansbrough? Because tonight is all about him. If Psycho T doesn't win tonight his legacy will be tarnished forever with an asterisk. The greats usually win national titles, especially the greats we remember.

I wrote an article on this last night.

Prediction: North Carolina 76, Michigan State 65

Michigan State sticks around for a while but UNC makes a run with 10 minutes left to put it away. Congrats to both teams for being here. I look forward to a great game and I will have some sort of analysis afterwards.

Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2009 5:42 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

Well, that's what happens when I make predictions.  Congrats UNC on your national title.  Here are my personal thoughts on the game.

-M.M.




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2009 11:54 am
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

Well put vangup.

From the jump and through the whole agonizing defeat.  

They did not play very well with the ball.  It seemed to me the execution of their plays was there, but every shot was challenged by the long reach of UNC and could not convert!  They played ahead of and behind the ball, not with it.

MSU played poorly on many inbound plays.  Especially in the very beginning, after UNC scored their second three to go up 8 - 5.  Lucas was tripped up on the inbound pass and three players hit the deck, the inbound passer threw the ball into that crowd and Lucas had already turned up court just as, what I thought was a blocking foul, the collision occurred.  From there, MSU turned the ball over 5 or 6 times looking like the "JV vs Varsity".

UNC looked like they were on a MISSION FROM GOD and MSU knew it! 

The shame of it though, UNC deserved the MSU team that beat Louisville and UCONN, that team was gelling, that team didn't show up.  The team that played for the National Championship last night, was the team that got thumped by the same opponent earlier in the year, at the same place.

You were right Dantheman4250.  A higher scoring affair and Carolina really ran away with it, but nevertheless, UNC handled their business.  Even if MSU could have played at their potential it would just not have been enough against the Tarheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2009 6:49 am
 

MSU was a mistake waiting to happen against NC

 

 If you saw the game last Dec in which NC routed MSU you knew MSU wasn't capable of winning this game.  It was like watching the varsity beat the JV;  MSU was pathetic.




Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 10:38 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

funny that now we get nothing but praise for unc from nantz and kellogg.  but nantz made that baby blue comment, after kelloggs powder blue comment in the semi-finals. I think msu is a great team with a chance to come back in the 2nd half. but its carolina blue.  god was a tarheel that is why the sky is carolina blue. and we all know who went to duke

 




Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 9:51 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

dont worry msu guys, its still early

 




Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 9:05 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

I agree with this. MSU wins due to offensive boards and second chance baskets. 78-72 Michigan State wins 




Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 9:03 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

 dont be suprised everybody that MSU can Play. they did not just waltz into the final 4.

Upset (according to everybody else) Michigan State wins!!




Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 8:59 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

Don't be suprised if Michigan State keeps it close and can get offensive rebounds for second chance points. Tha could be huge, that's how they beat louisville and uconn. Michigan State 78 North Carolina 72 




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2009 5:44 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

I've watched State develop throughout the season.  Being a fan, I watched them struggle at the beginning of the season.  Then, I watched them pick it up and mostly cruise through the Big Ten, minus the couple of poor outings.  I know that UNC is a heckuva team, but MSU is on a roll.  I've watched every second of every one of their tourney games, and they've gotten better and better.  And now they're at home, playing for the crowd, the school, and my economically troubled state.  I'll probably be wrong, but I say State wins in a close one.  80-79.

Thanks for covering March Madness Dan!

-M.M.




Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 5:07 pm
 

Dantheman's Title Game PIck: Is it UNC or MSU?

I would like Michigan St. to win since they play in the big ten but I dont think they will. At least they made it this far! 



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