Tarheels destroy competition

The North Carolina Tar Heels simply destroyed their competition. There’s no other way to put it. I thought this was going to be a close game. Boy, was I wrong. It appeared to me that North Carolina consciously, over the last three games especially, worked to play almost perfect basketball from the opening tip-off. They gashed opposing teams in the first five to 10 minutes and opened up huge leads. In tonight’s game, the story was all about turnovers. The Tar Heels had nine steals (Lawson had eight). The Michigan State Spartans had 21 turnovers. That’s the game right there. This game was over by halftime.

Congratulations to the North Carolina Tar Heels — National Champions.

A word for the Michigan State Spartans.They played incredibly good basketball to get to the finals.  Their coach, Tom Izzo, should be commended for keeping his team together and encouraging them to play together as a team. (The North Carolina coach, Roy Williams, will go down in basketball lore as one of the best who has ever coached the game, in my opinion.)

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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