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The longer Terry plays, the more scouts will have the chance to see his picturesque shooting stroke, his incredible leaping ability and the team-first attitude the 6-foot-8 wing has adopted for the chance to win a second national championship in three years.
It's prime time now for Terry
Raleigh News & Observer

The defensive strategy North Carolina will face today was devised in the NBA, where a Michigan team used it to frustrate Carolina's finest.
Spartans will try to be a speed bump to Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

The masked man finally seems to have gotten the hang of his disguise.
Hansbrough and his mask become more compatible
Charlotte Observer

What made Williams chuckle Friday was Izzo's attempt to argue that the Spartans are soft compared to the Tar Heels, Michigan State's opponent tonight in the NCAA East Regional.
Who will be tough enough?
Greensboro News & Record

Michigan State (23-11) plays a stingy halfcourt defense, allowing just 56.5 points per game (fourth in the nation) and limiting opponents to 38.1-percent shooting from the floor (seventh in the nation). UNC counters with the nation's No. 2 scoring offense (86.3 points per game) and No. 4 shooting percentage (50.8 percent).
Heels crave speed, but MSU built for slow ride
Durham Herald-Sun

But whereas the Spartans face no questions about their toughness, UNC's players aren't so fortunate. The Tar Heels have drawn criticism this season -- much of it from themselves -- for not being tough enough in games that they lost. So they have something to prove today.
MSU a 'team full of Tylers"
Durham Herald-Sun

Potential no longer counts. Production counts. Withstanding Michigan State's hammer-and-nails style counts. Advancing to the East Regional counts, and then the count starts over at the Meadowlands, perhaps with heavyweights Texas and Georgetown blocking the Garden State gates.
UNC's win actually raised questions
Winston-Salem Journal

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