Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Raintree21

UNC Basketball to win '08-'09 Championship?

24 posts in this topic

Not only does UNC have th top recruiting class for 2008, all of their players who announced that they were entering the NBA draft have decided to stay in the hopes of winning a national championship. I don't know if UNC has had a better chance to win the title in quite a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


They still need to learn to play defense to win it. As good of a player as Tyler Hansbrough is, and I do like him a lot, even though I don't like UNC much, but it was obvious he couldn't play defense when he matched up against another good low post player. Kansas absolutely ate him up down there in last season's final 4. I would like to see them win it, b/c I doubt my Buckeyes will be any better. Hopefully, they buy into the defensive end this season, b/c they can't outscore everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They still need to learn to play defense to win it. As good of a player as Tyler Hansbrough is, and I do like him a lot, even though I don't like UNC much, but it was obvious he couldn't play defense when he matched up against another good low post player. Kansas absolutely ate him up down there in last season's final 4. I would like to see them win it, b/c I doubt my Buckeyes will be any better. Hopefully, they buy into the defensive end this season, b/c they can't outscore everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I totally agree with the saying that offense wins games, defense wins championships. But when you are a scoring machine like Carolina was many games last year and are able to return ALL of your top players in addition to a top recruiting class, that spells trouble for everyone else. Defense sometimes isn't as important if you're drastically outscoring your opponents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

North Carolina will be a strong contender next season. I was impressed to see that several their players removed their names from the NBA draft to come back and play. That says a lot about the team. But I think its still early to start making predictions like that. A lot can happen between now and next fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I definitely think we SHOULD win, but it doesn't mean we will. You never know what might happen. Heck, we played our worst game of the year against Kansas. No one would have predicted what happened in that game. I think we could have had a very good chance of beating Kansas on any other day, it just wasn't our day and we weren't in the game. So you never know. I think we were favorites this year, it just didn't happen. Hopefully it will finally happen this upcoming year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I definitely think we SHOULD win, but it doesn't mean we will. You never know what might happen. Heck, we played our worst game of the year against Kansas. No one would have predicted what happened in that game. I think we could have had a very good chance of beating Kansas on any other day, it just wasn't our day and we weren't in the game. So you never know. I think we were favorites this year, it just didn't happen. Hopefully it will finally happen this upcoming year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Favorites doesn't mean they will win it, but I think we would be surprised if they lost more than 5 regular season games and played poorly in the tourney. IDK if they will win it all, but i know they will not be a bust.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


More than 5? They had several key players injured last year (including their starting point guard who missed most of the season) and still ended up with a 36-3 record.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UConn just ended Notre Dame's 45 game home winning streak. UConn for the win!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the ACC over rated?

ok maybe not the ACC, but the top ACC teams.

It seems to me that UNC although clearly the pre season #1 is not playing anywhere near their potential, and they are being ranked by potential rather than performance.

Duke is very good, but not top 10.

Wake is also very good, but not top 10

Clemson is accurately ranked.

I am not saying that these teams will do poorly in the tournament, hell UNC may well win especially if they play up to their potential. But it seems to me that Duke is living off its rep right now. watching the games they do not look like a team that should have been ranked #1 at any time. same with wake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, I'll bite. Please name two teams outside of the top ten who should be ranked ahead of Wake and Duke.

Also, UNC ranked on potential rather than performance? They are 20-2, how is that not deserving of a #3 ranking?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OK, I'll bite. Please name two teams outside of the top ten who should be ranked ahead of Wake and Duke.

Also, UNC ranked on potential rather than performance? They are 20-2, how is that not deserving of a #3 ranking?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think after last night the ranking will look like they should. or at least give the ACC teams in question the ranking they deserve.

Wake is doing a fine job of proving me correct. and Duke got beaten badly at home and that looks about right to me.

UNC played to their potential, so that was good to see.

I dont mind UNC being ranked at #3 any more. But if they are put above Oklahoma it would be a shame. OK deserves their ranking.

Xavier losing is in a way expected. it had to happen eventually. Dayton should be ranked.

but 2 in a row was weak.

I am really looking forward to UCONN PITT on Monday. to me that is really the battle of the big yeat right there.

And if UNC continues to play like they did against Duke, I will say the nastiest team in the USA is peaking at the right time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Well we shall see....UNC did hold onto the #1 ranking longer than any other team did this year..the other # 1's seemed to be dropping like flies thru-out the season! The UNC/Duke game last Sunday was entertaining! 2 STRONG teams in a STRONG Conference (ACC)...

IT's THAT TIME of YEAR AGAIN!!! Ready for some MARCH MADNESS!! :yahoo: Get ready to fill out some brackets!! This is when it really matters!! Along with UNC & Duke... Oklahoma, U Conn, Pitt and Louisville have looked strong! Can't count out Memphis, Kansas and Gongaza too!! Wake Forest and Michigan State also seem very capable! Who's gonna be the "sleeper" team this year?? Siena?? Va. Commonwealth; East Tennessee??

And congrats! to North Dakota State for getting an Automatic-bid their "1st Year Eligible" winning the Summit Conference!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was fun watching Wake prove me right.

The Big East is also proving itself to be the best in the nation as suspected.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, not only did Wake lose...they were whipped by #13 seed Cleveland St 84-69

But not as many upsets this year..all #1's, #2's & 3's are in the Sweet 16....

The Big East is strong indeed! But there are a 16 Team Conference...probably the largest of all??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The "Elite 8" is SET!!!! Four #1's...Two #2's...and Two #3's left!! Michigan State had to rally to beat defending Champ Kansas 67-62! UNC routed Gonzaga; Oklahoma looked impressive beating Syracuse' Pitt held off Xavier! Villanova spanked Duke! Louisville destroyed Arizona! Mizzou outscored Memphis! UConn no problem with Purdue.

SATURDAY

EAST REGIONAL

#1 Pitt (31-4) vs.

#3 Villanova (29-7)

WEST REGIONAL

#1 U Conn (30-4) vs.

#3 Missouri (31-6)

SUNDAY

MIDWEST REGION

#1 Louisville (31-5) vs.

#2 Michigan State (29-6)

SOUTH REGION

#1 UNC (31-4) vs.

#3 Oklahoma (30-5)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UConn could possibly repeat it's feat of both Men's and Women's Championships that it achieved in 2004.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UConn could possibly repeat it's feat of both Men's and Women's Championships that it achieved in 2004.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^Actually UConn's Men LOST to Michigan State 82-73 on Saturday...UNC handled Villanova 83-69.

****CHAMPIONSHIP GAME***

Tonite!!

North Carolina (33-4) vs

Michigan State (31-6)

>>A rematch of a "blow-out" game that happened in early December...hopefully the Spartans can at least give them a game this time around?? The Tar Heels have been impressive thus far in the tournament; in conrol of all the games(Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Nova'); only in the 2nd half- were they ever down(LSU ) for a short-time...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As much as I want to see the opposite, UNC is going to beat the crap out of Michigan State.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.