Originally Posted by KC_Connection
Michigan at their best is just as good as KU. They're perhaps the best offensive team in the country. But I like the matchup for KU. I think you can limit Burke's effectiveness by funneling him into Withey and having the rest stay on their men on the perimeter (similar to what they have done when they play Craft on OSU, although Burke is an entirely different and far more difficult challenge). I believe elite defense beats elite offense most of the time, especially in the tournament where grinding games are often the norm. If KU can play like they did in the 2nd half today (and not like they did in the first 3/4 of this tournament), they should win.
Honestly I'm more scared of Hardaway than I am Burke. Burke is stupid explosive but also makes a lot of dumb plays. The game against OSU, Craft made him look silly even though there is no way Craft could stay in front of him of Burke makes a move, but no. Burke would catch the ball and wait for Hack Attack Craft to come and beat on him.
I'm sure Burke will make us look pretty stupid at times, but I thong Withey can offset some of that if he stays out of foul trouble. Hardaway is the one I'm worried about. Dude has ice in his veins and it seems like he never ever misses.
I'm excited, but Michigan is uber talented and if they hadn't had a few dumbass attacks through the year should have been #1 overall. We are going to have to come out swinging. And McLemore needs to find his game. Like yesterday.