Thursday, November 30, 2006

Heels Knock Off #1 Buckeyes

God Bless Marcus Ginyard.

He and Danny Green helped the sluggish Tar Heels survive the first half against the shoot-the-lights-out Ohio State Buckeyes. Then, Tyler Hansbrough, Bobby Frasor, and Wayne Ellington led a second half charge to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit and lead the Tar Heels to a 98-89 win over the Buckeyes.

Although Hansbrough played beasty with a career high 14 rebounds, Bobby Frasor followed back-to-back 3-pointers with a game-clinching, dive-on-the-floor steal, and Wayne Ellington scored 19 points on his 19th birthday, the real story here - in my humble opinion - was Marcus Ginyard. His defense and rebounding kept us from getting blown out in the first half, and they helped us run away with it in the second. Danny Green deserves similar credit, but last night was Marcus' night.

Get ready for another classic game on Saturday. The Kentucky Wildcats come to town, and the Heels look to make another national statement.

It's the most wonderful time of the year........


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