Monday, February 16, 2009

Nice Matchup Tonight

Yes, it's #1 UCONN hosting #4 Pitt. Also Big East Player of the Year candidates DeJuan Blair and Hasheem Thabeet matching up. I'll be cheering for the guy in blue, because he scores two more points and grabs one and a half more rebounds per game with eight fewer inches to work with.

EDIT: Good game to watch. I really think both teams have a Final Four run in them. DeJuan Blair had a fantastic game, with 22 points and 23 rebounds. He doesn't have the soft touch of a Harangody, but he is just a brute force. Sam Young had a great game too for Pitt.

For the Huskies, A.J. Price was the only force from deep but he got some help from Kemba Walker and Adrien. Jeff Adrien (or any other Huskies player) really doesn't enough credit. He's the offensive post player on that team. Cover Boy? 5 and 4 in 23 foul shortened minutes.


BlackandGreen said...

Thabeet just picked up his fourth foul. Mike Kits... you're the man.

BlackandGreen said...

In hindsight, it wasn't the best foul call by the Gray Stallion. Hang in there, Mike.

Craig said...

Well, I think that should pretty much kill the nascent talk of Thabeet as a BE POY candidate.

However, Harangody is going to have a stiff challenge from Blair.

BlackandGreen said...

Blair isn't nearly the offensive threat Harangody is, but he is a pure beast on the boards. It will be an interesting race over the next few games.