“MARC’s MADNESS” 2013 winning the NCAA Tournament picks: Cards Cut Down The Nets & Keep The National Title In The Bluegrass State.
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The Drive Friday 3-8-13 – Just a quick clip from The Drive to get you ready for Saturdays game in Chapel Hill.
The Drive Thursday 3-7-13 -Dan Shulman from ESPN joins The Drive to talk about how the smaller line up for UNC has changed the landscape of the ACC, how NC State will fair in the ACC tournament, and we ask him if he thinks the parity in college basketball can be fixed by changing the one and done rule.
Hitting To All Fields: Dennis Rodman A Political Ambassador; March Is About To Get MAD In The ACC; & Could Bobcats Season Get Worse?
Dennis Rodman as a politcial ambassador for peace talking to George Stephanopoulos would have been like the Kardashian sisters speaking to the late Mother Teresa about celibacy.
While State has the most talent and Duke has the best resume, North Carolina is the Triangle team that has impressed me the most this season. When they were 0-2 in the ACC, or 3-3, or even 6-5, you wonderted if Roy Williams would make his second appearance in four seasons in the NIT.
I know. I criticized Roy last week for keeping P.J. Hairston buried on the bench for far too long. I stand by that. But I also know that, in his place, I would have started P.J. Hairston instead of Dexter Strickland. And that would have been the wrong call. Starting him alongside Strickland, in a small lineup, has been the spark the Tar Heels desperately needed. Since then, they’ve won three out of four and played their best basketball of the year. For that, I give Roy credit.
Greetings and salutations, it’s time once again to go “Hitting To All Fields”.
Since Roy Williams inserted PJ Hairston in the starting lineup North Carolina has played its best basketball. They fought for forty minutes in Cameron Indoor Stadium against one of the best teams in the country, and then imposed their will at home against Virginia. Most importantly, there was never a lapse in effort. Assuming that type of aggressive play continues tonight at Georgia Tech, and moving forward, the Tar Heels are a certainty to make the NCAA Tournament.
If there’s a reason he didn’t start P.J. Hairston earlier in the season, I hope it’s a good one. Hairston averaged 13.7 points per game in only 16.8 minutes over the nine ACC games he didn’t start. In the two games since he earned the starting job, he’s averaged 26 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, helping Carolina play its best basketball of the season—against Duke and Virginia, no less.