Tag:North Carolina
Posted on: April 2, 2008 7:34 pm
  •  
 

Final 4

So Jayhawk fans... we got there.  Are you satisfied?  Are you happy that we made it for the first time since Kirk Hinrich and crew?  First time sine Roy?  I am very excited that we are going to be a part of the greatest FF in history.  The talent we are going to see on the floor in San Antonio is going to be one for the ages.  Our matchup with North Carolina and the boys in baby blue will be amazing.  How do you see the game taking shape?  Can our bigs keep Tyler under control?  Can we slow down Ty and the rest of the athletes on Carolina?  I will be honest, I am nervous!  I think however, this is our best matchup in the FF.  I am glad that we don't have to play both UCLA and Memphis... or UCLA and UNC.  I think we are going to play UNC close.  I think we are going to play the best we have played all year.  The pressure is off this team.  They got Coach Self to his first FF.  UNC is the favorite and we are not the team to beat in this tournament.  I think we are actually considered the weakest team left... and I like it.  For once, we are not the favorite... like we were against Syracuse and Carmelo Anthony.  I think the Jayhawks will respond and play amazing.  Looking at the matchup.. .I think our advantage is going to be Mario Chalmers.  He is the guy that I feel comfortable with in big games.  I think Russ and Sherron have their hands full with containing Ty and I think Mario will get a lot of open shots against the questionsable 'd' of UNC.  Hopefully our shots will fall (didn't in the Davidson game) and we win by a nose. 

What are your thoughts?

Posted on: February 11, 2008 11:53 am
 

HUGE game tonight in Austin!

Tonight could make or break the Jayhawks season!  The horns are a VERY talented team and could cause a ton of problems for the hawks tonight.  Yes, they no longer have Kevin Durant, but this team has a ton of young talented guards and a decent frontcourt as well.  We are going to need to play at our best to win at Texas!  Because we swept them last year... they will be ready for this one!  Mario, Russ and Sherron are going to have their hands full with DJ.  I my eyes, he is the most complete guard in the BIG XII... maybe even the country. 

The Jayhawks played well from what I hear against Baylor... but no 3's?  How does a team score 100 points without making a single 3 point basket?  I was VERY happy to see that both Russ and Sherron had great games!  And we shot over 75% from the FT line again!  Looks like Bill might be spending more time in practice shooting FT's!

I am really looking forward to watching this game tonight!  I think it should be an "Instant Classic".... as they say.

I must also say... I was shocked that Clemson blew that game last night against UNC... and how about that UCLA loss.  Looks like Kansas should climb in the rankings again this afternoon before tonights game. 

ROCK CHALK JHAWK... GO KU!

JAYHAWK FOR LIFE!

Posted on: February 8, 2008 11:08 am
 

Tournament talk....

The big dance is only a month away.  What team(s) do you not want to see on your side of the bracket?  What teams scare you... if any?  What do you guys think about Duke's win at North Carolina?  Do you think Memphis is the real deal?  What about a team like Butler?  Can they make another run this year?  Is the BIG 10 as bad as they look?  What about the PAC 10?  Are they as physical as they looked last night in the UCLA game?  What sleeper teams are going to peak?  UCONN?  Kentucky? 

Selection Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year.  I can't wait to see all the possible matchups!  Some I would love to see are:

Kansas State and Indiana:  Eric Gordon against Michael Beasley would be amazing!  I think they would both score 40+ in that game!

Kansas and North Carolina:  I know all Kansas fans would love to see this game in the final.  Roy Williams against Kansas!  I can see the press conference now... Roy crying like a baby... saying how he never wanted to play against Kansas!

Memphis against Duke: I think this game would be very entertaining!  Lots of 3's and great guard play.  Could Derrick Rose handle the pressure as a freshman?

Tennessee against Butler:  Coach Pearl knows all about Butler going back to his days at UW-Milwaukee.

This years tournament is going to be a great one!  I can't wait!

 
 
 
 
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com