Lawson Leads North Carolina To Rout Of Michigan State

The Tar Heels are capable of things other teams simply are not. North Carolina put an emphatic stamp on its place atop the college basketball world Monday night. Full Story
Too Bad

Manchester, CT

#1 Apr 7, 2009
What a disappointing final. UConn would have matched up better with NC. Basketball fans would have rather had a basketball game instead of a wrestling match.
chelseah

Windsor, CT

#2 Apr 7, 2009
I have to think ratings for that Final were way down. Five minutes into the game - you could just tell it was going to be a blow-out. There were many excellent games during this year's March Madness. Too bad the final wasn't one of them.
HappyHourDude

Wallingford, CT

#3 Apr 7, 2009
You must be kidding! It would not have mattered. NC was the best team (and the results show it)hands down. Here was a group of kids who could have went to the NBA but decided to stay together and get it done.
Give credit where it is due.Congratulations to NC. A super coach and apparently a great bunch of kids.
Beacon

Shelton, CT

#4 Apr 7, 2009
Damn, I wish UConn was on that stage. Hats off to UNC, they were blue hot!
Enough is Enough

Hartford, CT

#5 Apr 7, 2009
HappyHourDude wrote:
You must be kidding! It would not have mattered. NC was the best team (and the results show it)hands down. Here was a group of kids who could have went to the NBA but decided to stay together and get it done.
Give credit where it is due.Congratulations to NC. A super coach and apparently a great bunch of kids.
Well said. The only Difference may have been UConn losing by 12 and not 17. Mich State has nothing to be ashamed of either.
Uconn78

Saint Charles, IL

#6 Apr 7, 2009
I shut the flat screen off at half-time I saw where this one was going. What happened to the superior hacking the spartan' s were doing on UCONN that seemed to disappear and they rolled over like pussy cats. Uconn matchups would have made this more interesting overall it was a boring game!
I am curious to see who declares from UCONN for the pros! Now that should be interesting!
JJP in CT

Addison, TX

#7 Apr 7, 2009
Though I would suggest that if UCONN played Mich State 10 times they would probably win 7 of those games, it doesn't matter. Mich State deserved to win Saturday. They outplayed UCONN pure and simple.

North Carolina was simply too good on Monday.

That's what makes the tournament so exciting yet sometimes heartbreaking.
It's one and done so you better bring your best game.
G man

Plano, TX

#8 Apr 7, 2009
Seems like there's an ebb and flow to teams in this tournament. NC looked golden last night, but not untouchable against Villanova and earlier in the tournament. All the bounces went Michigan State's way vs. UCONN, but not much went that way last night. UCONN had great games early in this tournament, but picked a lousy time for a bad one. Certainly alot depends on who each team is playing against, but a ton depends on who hits outside shots, who hits free throws, where rebounds bounce, and stuff where sometimes you're hot and sometimes you're not. In the end, a single elimination tournament, while entertaining, is not always a true indication of the best team. That said, NC was clearly one of the best teams all year and I'm kind of glad they won it, if UCONN couldn't. Seemed to have great kids too.

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