Talk about a wild week. Six of the top eight teams failed to make it to their conference finals. North Carolina was the latest victim, falling to Florida State in the first semi-finals games, 73-70. You have to hand it to the Seminoles, they are so long, so tall and so good on defense. The Tar Heels, who usually hit about 48% of their shots, hit just 37% today. The only reason UNC kept it close was free throw attempts. They shot 14 more free throws than the Seminoles. Hansbrough alone had 14 to State’s 15 total free throw attempts.
We’ll give the Seminoles their due, but let’s be honest, if Ty Lawson is playing, it’s not a contest. Remember what we said early in our All-ACC Everything post…Carolina is a championship with Lawson, but only a good team without him. He’s the difference maker. However, Tony Douglas is making us look like jackasses for sticking him on the second-team, not the first team in our All-ACC teams.