Monday, April 6, 2009

UNC clearly the favorite after taking down the Sooners and Wildcats

A picture of the FedEx forum in Memphis where North Carolina knocked off Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament. Photo by Taylor Bullard.

Tyler Hansborough and the North Carolina Tar Heels seem to be the clear favorite to take home the NCAA tournament crown after handily beating the Sooners as well as the Wildcats of Villanova.

Last Sunday the Sooners met the Tar Heels in Memphis, and outside of a brilliant game by likely Naismith winner Black Griffin, the Sooners were outmatched and outplayed.

The Tar Heels continued their dominant run Sunday, taking down the Wildcats (83-69). Villanova had previously been one of the hottest teams in the tournament, but Sunday it seemed like they were never in the game.

"Blake was a tough competitor," UNC's Tyler Hansbrough said of Griffin. "He's one of the best athletes we've faced all year."

North Carolina will tip off against the Spartans of Michigan State tonight at 9:21 P.M. ET to decide who will take home the tournament title. The Tar Heels are heavily favored, but Michigan State beat two #1 seeds to make it to the finals and are practically playing a home game in Detroit. 

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