TALE OF THE TAPE: Terminator vs. Psycho T

The Terminator...

Every college basketball enthusiast has been wanting to see Blake "Terminator" Griffin match-up with Tyler "Psycho T" Hansbrough and this afternoon they will get their chance as the big men are set to bang bodies in the paint. In this feature we take a look at the Tale of the Tape…

Tale of the Tape
Blake Griffin             Tyler Hansbrough
Height: 6'10 Height: 6'9
Weight: 251 Weight: 250
PPG: 22.7 PPG: 21.3
RPG: 14.1 RPG: 8.1
Minutes: 1127 (33.1) Minutes: 936 (30.2)
FT %: 58.9 FT %: 85.6
Blake Griffin on Hansbrough: "You know, it's exciting, but like I said last night, it's not going to be a one-on-one battle by any means.  It's going to be Oklahoma versus North Carolina.  That's how we plan to play them.  I'm not going to try to break away from a team concept and try to show him up or anything like that.  I have no problem with him.  He's a great player.  He's been a great player for four years now.  I have a lot of respect for him." Tyler Hansbrough on Blake Griffin: "Clearly he is a good player. I really don't watch a lot of college basketball so I haven't caught many of his games, but I understand the hype surrounding him and I watched some of his highlights and I understand he is a good player. I am not going to go out there and try to have a one-on-one match with him. I am ust going to go out there and do whatever my team needs me to do to win."
UNC's Roy Williams on Griffin:
"There's nothing that concerns me more than Blake. He's a guy that can get 40 in 20. There's not many of those guys around very often. So that does concern me more than anything else. But they really have good balance around."
OU's Jeff Capel on Hansbrough:  "Carolina is really good.  They're as good as I've seen on tape this year, and in person.  They're incredibly explosive.  I was counting, when I was looking at their roster, I think they have nine McDonald's All Americans. One of them (Hansbrough) is at almost 3,000 points."

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