I think the fact that we haven't seen McDonald play in a year and that we never had to play against Strickland skews the view that a full strength UNC isn't as good as Kentucky. I didn't expect UK to be on this level defensively at the beginning of the year, but Carolina was really good and would be a significantly better shooting team and perimeter defending team if Strickland and L-Mac were healthy, and I believe, would put them on the same level, if not above UK.

Kentucky is stupid good though, and I am really glad that UNC isn't exactly at full strength. Hate to see kids get hurt, but I hate to see Carolina win ships more.