Thursday, December 1, 2011

Carolina gets solid win against tough badgers team 60-57.

Harrison Barnes played through the pain of the ankle injury that he sustained during the UNLV game that knocked UNC from it's #1 ranking handing the Heels their first loss of the early season. Barnes paced the Tar Heels with 20 points which was over 30% of the total teams scoring. Carolina was defended tough all night as expected when the Badgers come into Chapel Hill.

Where the Heels surprised people could've been on the boards and defensive end of the court where they matched Wisconsin stop for stop and even coming back from a deficit with only 10 minutes remaining. The glass was controlled by Jon Henson, tearing down 17 big rebounds and adding 5 blocks. Those blocks are huge in a game like this where every possession counts. Henson has mastered the block-tip to yourself play that Tim Duncan flashed many years before and perfected before our eyes at Wake Forest and then San Antonio. 

Next up for Carolina is the travel to Rupp Arena for the showdown of the year possibly when they suit up against John calipari and the wildcats. Henson his going to be big and needed more then ever in a match-up with Anthony Davis. Davis has dominated early in his freshman campaign but this will be his biggest test yet.