I was anticipating a UNC victory, but I was also expecting an actual basketball game. What I got was a the opportunity to watch UNC humiliate my Michigan State Spartans at Ford Field. I know, in D-town no less. The Lions can’t win a game here, why should the Spartans fair any better? In the end, it was UNC up 98 to 63 – that’s a 35 point lead for you math whizzes.
UNC is 8-0, and has won every game thus far by at least 15 points. They are a powerhouse… no, they are THE powerhouse in college hoops. Roy Williams has his boys right where they need to be on the long march to the Final Four (which will also be at Ford Field). Tyler Hansrough was in top form leading UNC in scoring with 25 points going 13 of 13.
I guess for me, the game was a disappointment, but not because MSU lost. More because MSU didn’t really show up. Raymar Morgan and Chris Allen played tough, but the rest of the Spartan team was simply outclassed by the Tar Heels. And Goran Suton is out for another couple of weeks at least. In the end, UNC was simply too fast, too strong, too in-sync, too accurate… too good. And they made it look way too easy.
I went to MSU and I always pull for the Spartans. But at that same time, I lived in North Carolina for ten years, and I’ve been somewhat of a Tar Heel basketball fan. But I still wanted MSU to win. The UNC loss and the Maryland loss were both undisputed ass-kickings. MSU has to figure out how to hang with the big boys, or get used to watching themselves slide down the rankings chart.
UNC, we’ll see you in Detroit in April. I think it’s very possible that they could be undefeated even then assuming they stay healthy.
MSU, I can only hope. Come on Spartans!