RTC Live: Coaches vs. Cancer Semifinals (Cal vs. Syracuse; UNC vs. Ohio State)Posted by rtmsf on November 19th, 2009
Welcome back to RTC Live, and tonight is arguably the best night of the new season thus far. Tuesday was pretty good with Michigan State – Gonzaga and Kansas – Memphis, but tonight we’ll be privileged to bring you four top 25 teams, all of whom have serious Final Four aspirations this season. Plus, it’s the Garden! The self-proclaimed “Mecca of College Basketball,” site of countless amazing games over the years. In the first tilt, California will travel the 3000 miles to face Syracuse in an interesting contrast of strengths and weaknesses for each team. If Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher dial in from long range, it could be a long night for the Orange; alternatively, if the Cuse defense is harassing them into rushed shots, then Cal could quickly get exposed as a one-dimensional team again. In the nightcap, we’ll have Evan Turner’s multi-dimensional skill set taking on North Carolina, a team that hasn’t looked great so far this season, but we know has talent at every position across the lineup. How will OSU counter all of the Heels’ size and what does Roy Williams plan on doing to slow Turner (19/17/7 assts) down? It should be a great night in New York City and we hope to see you around over the course of the evening.