Insider Intel: Thornton is Heel-wrecker

Defensive holes make Tar Heels vulnerable to do-everything Tiger

Originally Published: March 19, 2009
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine


Carolina bracketeers -- and that includes you, Mr. President!

Here's a warning from today's action -- beware the crafty shooting guard.

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AP Photo/Steve HelberThornton does it all for the Tigers.

As LSU's Marcus Thornton shredded a solid Butler team for 30 points in the Tigers' 75-71 victory to advance to the second round against the Tar Heels, it was hard not to flash back to Feb. 21.

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Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.