Monday, March 12, 2007

Stanford vs. Ohio State

The Stanford Cardinal Men's Basketball team limped its way into the NCAA tournament this weekend. The team has been very inconsistent this year, with a couple of impressive wins and several depressing losses. During the first half of the season, their star freshman, the 7 foot Lopez twins were still finding their way on the court. Brook Lopez had a breakout game against USC and has played like an animal ever since. Yet, despite the Lopez twins emergence, Stanford has lost 4 of its last 5 games heading into the NCAA tournament and they play Louisville (ranked #12) in the first round.

I don't think Stanford will get past Louisville, but if they can somehow string a run of wins together, a really interesting match up against Ohio State could happen in the elite 8. Ohio State has Greg Oden, the 7 foot 280 pound freshman phenom who is the sure fire number 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery. Oden is regarded by many as the best big man prospect since Shaq. Watching Oden battle the Lopez twins would be an awesome match up. Ohio State is the number 1 team in the nation but if there is any team in the nation that matches up well against Ohio State, it just might be Stanford.

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