Kentucky or North Carolina? Who ya got?


Only a few weeks into the college basketball season and we have already seen Duke/Kansas, Duke/Ohio State, and North Carolina/Wisconsin play against each other. Perhaps the most highly anticipated game so far this season takes place on Saturday. The North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in a early season showdown of two teams that are expected to make it to the Final Four in April. Kentucky features it’s talented group of freshmen (Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Marquis Teague) along with sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb against North Carolina’s John Henson, Tyler Zeller, Harrison Barnes, and Kendall Marshall. This game features two of the best coaches in all of college basketball in John Calipari (Kentucky) and Roy Williams (North Carolina). Kentucky has been rolling right along this season, averaging 84 points and 44 rebounds per game, while shooting 51% from the field. They are ranked #1 in the nation and are 6-0 (they have a game tonight against St. Johns). North Carolina enters Rupp Arena, coming off two very tough, hard-fought games against UNLV (loss) and Wisconsin (win). They were the preseason #1 in the nation, but the loss to UNLV dropped them to #5. They are 6-1, averaging 84 points and 42 rebounds per game, while shooting 49% from the field. North Carolina may be without talented freshman sharp-shooter P.J. Hairston. Hairston hurt his leg in Wednesday victory over Wisconsin. This figures to be an intense battle right from the start. Who do you think has the advantage? Who do you think will come out on top?

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