It's long been said that winning the NCAA championship comes down to point guard play. The Orange's 2003 championship is evidence, because while we all remember Carmelo's 20 points and 10 rebounds and Hakim Warrick's amazing last-second block in the title game, many of us forget about Gerry McNamara's six three-pointers in the first half. Six. He was a freshman. Amazing.
Saturday's second Final Four game features the best point-guard matchup of the tournament, between Bob Cousy Award finalists Michael Carter-Williams of the Orange and Michigan's Trey Burke. The game may very well come down to the winner of that matchup.
In analyzing these two great players, I looked at four categories:
I'll examine each player and give an advantage to one in each of the categories. I know, I can't wait either.