Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Player of the Night

Two players really stood out on a quiet Tuesday night.

Wayne Ellington had a monster night for North Carolina. He is a vital cog for UNC and integral to their success. When he is feeling from outside, along with Tyler Hansbrough inside and Ty Lawson and Danny Green, there may not be a better team in the country. However if his shot isn't falling, UNC is losing (2-7 from 3pt land in each of their losses.) So last night when he hit 7-9 threes, Maryland could get forget about winning. His second game with 7 three-pointers resulted in 34 points on unbelievably efficient 12-15 shooting, along with 9 boards.

The other player to make noise last night was Ohio State's Evan Turner. In a not-so upset over No. 13 Purdue (it's not an upset if I can call it) Turner had a ridiculous night: 26 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, a block, a steal, 60% shooting and got to the line 12 times. Wow. The sophomore has really stepped up this year, with his ppg doubling from 8.5 to 17, so don't be surprised if he's a first round pick in June.

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