One Heel Away From a Championship

Eric DormanAnalyst IApril 6, 2009

DETROIT - APRIL 04:  Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots the ball over Dwayne Anderson #22 of the Villanova Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Ford Field on April 4, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Well we are set for a great title game tonight with two of the best teams in the country. Could this be the day that the Tar Heels win a championship?  Not a lot of people expected Michigan State to be in the title game against North Carolina, but upsets happen.

The last time North Carolina played Michigan State they beat them by at least 20 points or more. Although a lot of people might think Michigan State will not be a threat to NC tonight, they might very well be a big threat.

We have seen time and time again where upsets happen in the tournament, but could MSU really upset North Carolina?

Although North Carolina beat them in the regular season, it does not mean they will beat them again. In my opinion Michigan State is a way different team in this year's tournament than the regular season.

Ty Lawson and Hansbrough will be big threats to the Michigan State Defense. If Michigan State does, in fact, beat UNC then that will be quite a shock for a lot of us. I personally don't see Michigan State beating North Carolina just because I think UNC is too fast and too tough for them to beat, but I could be wrong.

Like I said earlier in this article, upsets can happen and Michigan State is not the same team we saw when they played UNC in the regular season. When the tournament comes around, it's not about how you played in the regular season, it's about who wants a championship more!