CBS Sports’ Clark Kellogg: “A Lot Of Times Teams Playing At Home Get A False Sense Of Security”
Mac Attack 2/29/12: CBS Sports’ Clark Kellogg calls in to talk about who is more likely to cut down the nets between Duke and Carolina, his thoughts on Duke v. Carolina part II, the number of teams who are capable of winning the title, and his thoughts on Anthony Davis.
With another Duke/Carolina match up looming just around the corner, everyone is getting in on the action, debating who has the edge. Kellogg believes this round isalmost too close to call.
“I think both are capable…because of the strength of Carolina’s line, I’d probably give them a nod, but they lost Dexter Strickland who is really important to them. They have fared well in his absence but…not having him [in the tournament]…that takes a little bit away from Carolina. I love the front line, and because of that give them the slight nod… Duke on the other hand, because of the ability to shoot the three…[might be able to pull it out].”
Kellogg’s biggest advice? Don’t let the idea of the home-field advantage go to your head-it’ll end up backfiring.
”A lot of times what happens is that fans and even players sometimes get a false sense of security because they are playing at home…and that can work against you…I won’t predict a winner but I think it will be another great Duke/Carolina game…at this time of year it comes down to teams doing them better than the other team does.”
Kellogg may not be willing to stand behind UNC or Duke-YET- but definitely throws his support to Kentucky, saying there isn’t another team out there with that level of skill.
“Defensively they are terrific…I think they are capable of [winning a championship]…clearly Kentucky in my mind is the favorite barring injury…they’ve got multiple weapons, shot takers and makers…despite the fact that they are very young…[but] there are 6-8 teams I think have a legitimate chance of winning the National Championship.”