Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sooners fall in Elite Eight to North Carolina

OU basketball fell to North Carolina Sunday in the elite eight, 72-60. The Tar Heels win earned them their 18th Final Four appearance, which ties them for most all time.

The loss ends the Sooners season, and possibly the collegiate career of sophomore Blake Griffin, who most believe will leave OU to go to the NBA.

Last year's national player of the year, UNC's Tyler Hansbrough, spoke about Griffin's game afterwards. 

"One thing about Blake is I think he's tough down low to box out," Hansbrough said. "I think one thing about him is he's one of the best rebounders I've played against and so that was very tough."

UNC will face Villanova in one of the national semi-finals, while Michigan State will play Connecticut in the other.

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