I've suggested that NC wasn't as good as some college basketball fans had thought. I made excuses for why they beat Gonzaga so easily (Gonzaga was overrated) or why they beat Oklahoma so easily (OU was Blake Griffin and a bunch of wannabees).
Then, I saw NC pretty much hand it to what I thought was one of the best teams in the nation this past Saturday, the Villanova Wildcats. North Carolina shut down both Scottie Reynolds and Dante Cunningham in that game. The Tar Heels' defense was exceptional, Ty Lawson was terrific, and Danny Green was unstoppable.
As well as Michigan State has looked, the dream ends tonight. I just don't see how Michigan State has any chance against North Carolina. That Tar Heels are that good. As I've bene telling people shortly after the 'Nova destrcution, Michigan State is a very good team. North Carolina is a great team. Carolina dumped the Spartans by over 30 points the last time the two teams met.
It won't be that bad, but it could get ugly. I see NC winning by between 10 to 16 to maybe even 20 points in this game. They're the bet.
North Carolina should cover at -7 1/2 in the NCAA Championship game tonight.