Tar Heels move on to the Elite Eight

Posted by Andy Durham on March 28, 2009 at 8:36 am under College | 5 Comments to Read

Wiil the Tar Heels be able to keep Blake Griffin away from the basket on Sunday? He almost cut himself on the glass last night in the Sooners’ win over Johnny Flynn and Syracuse. That kid is a monster, but North Carolina may have more balance than Oklahoma, I guess we’ll see on Sunday.

Are the Tar Heels deeper than the Sooners? Ed Davis is playing just about as much as Deon Thompson these days and Larry Drew II got some key minutes in Friday night’s win over Gonzaga. Bobby Frasor isn’t flashy, but he is steady and the Heels will need that and more if they are to move on to the Final Four.

Many of the experts have said the Tar Heels have missed Marcus Ginyard and his stellar defense, but it hasn’t bit them on the Heel so far. People throughout our state will be glued to their sets and seats on Sunday afternoon with 65% of the fans cheering on the Heels and the other 35% reciting their ABC’s.

Friday night’s win from theacc.com:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Flawless at the start and composed throughout, Ty Lawson and North Carolina breezed to another regional final.

Lawson scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half, and the top-seeded Tar Heels routed Gonzaga 98-77 in the South Regional on Friday night. They’ll play second-seeded Oklahoma on Sunday for a berth in the Final Four.

Tyler Hansbrough added 24 points and 10 rebounds for North Carolina, which won its 99th NCAA tournament game, breaking a tie with Kentucky for the most by any school.

Wayne Ellington scored 19 points and Danny Green added 13 for the Tar Heels (31-4), who reached the regional finals for the third straight year.

Jeremy Pargo led Gonzaga (28-6) with 16 points.


  • Shyige said,

    I think this is no surprise to us the heels have a good team but i think that my team duke needs to get up and play real and be real.

    Northern Middle School Baller

  • Andy said,

    Is North Carolina real enough to get past Oklahoma and move on the Final Four? The Heels are one game away, will they beat the Sooners on Sunday and will Ty Lawson be a star again like he was last night versus Gonzaga?

    How ’bout them Heels?????

  • hoopsfan said,

    Andy is there a local connection for the Sooners? Did Jeff Capel go to GDS, GO SOONERS.

  • Andy said,

    Jason Capel, Jeff’s brother went to Greensboro Day School as an 8th grader and started on a GDS Bengal team that won the Little Four. Their father Jeff Sr. was the coach at N.C. A&T then and when Jeff Sr. got a job at VCU I believe it was, the family moved up around Virginia Beach, Virginia and Jason Capel was gone…..

    Jeff Capel went to Duke and Jason Capel went to North Carolina but Jason Capel said he will be pulling for his brother and Jim Ross’s Sooners today. Jason Capel said blood is red and it runs through Oklahoma and his brother Jeff, the head coach of those Sooners.

    I believe their dad Jeff Sr. still has some type of job with the Charlotte Bobcats. Bernie Bickerstaff brought him in.

  • Doug Cockman said,

    Jeff Sr. is still an assistant coach with the Bobcats under Larry Brown.