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How funny that a State fan criticizing grammar has three mistakes in his own post. The lack of class in the entire fan base is just staggering.

Raddyrad

Carolina fans complaining about a hard foul? Sounds to me like state fans gripping about being scored on late in the game by a bench warmer......

SportsNut

It's really quite simple...Copeland was trying to score and McCauley didn't want him to. McCauley committed a "hard" foul. That type foul could have been during any part of the game. Obviously, Copeland was embarrassed and frustrated that he didn't get to participate in the show. So, jumping up like he was going to "do" something was his way to save face. Had he really intended to start something, Copeland would have been crushed. If you can't take the heat during a game, then don't get on the floor...

Cerebrum

First of all, McCauley showed no class or character by giving a hard foul. Hard fouls come when someone is ticked off about getting beat. It would have been one thing in the heat of the battle of a close game but at this point the young man wanted to score.

Also no Duke fan can comment on hard fouls when their own coach K justifies people getting hurt. I remember and will never forget the foul Henderson game Hansborough a couple of years ago. That foul and the Bynum foul on Wallace are pretty much one in the same. A player does something stupid and people try to justify the wrong. Showing intelligence and character means telling the truth even when it hurts.

Also last time I checked, I can't remember Duke or State trying to run the clock out lately instead of scoring. Coack K goes after teams even when they are down big, so Duke fans need to stop whining.

Now if Hansborough had done it to someone from State then everybody would of called for his head or cried woof.

If everybody is so concerned about the end of games then the coaches need to install a mercy rule otherwise play real D. They looked like they took lessons from a karate instructor.

SportsNut

It's really quite simple...Copeland was trying to score and McCauley didn't want him to. McCauley committed a "hard" foul. That type foul could have been during any part of the game. Obviously, Copeland was embarrassed and frustrated that he didn't get to participate in the show. So, jumping up like he was going to "do" something was his way to save face. Copeland knows if he had really “started” something, he would have been crushed. If you can't take the heat during a game, then don't get on the floor...

gopack

With the best players money can buy, unc should have won by more. I'd be disappointed if I were a unc fan! Hard foul? No way. hansbrough gets away with with more contact than that every game! If he played for State or another school, he wouldn't be the player of the year, he'd be the most penalized player every year! When guys who don't wear baby blue try to match the intensity and contact of a player like hansbrough, they end up in foul trouble every game. Ben did the right thing, commit the foul but don't allow for the cheap points. If he really wanted to hurt him, don't think the contact would have been more severe? Way to go Ben!

Optimist

I thought McCauley was just trying to give him a hug and congratulate Copeland on the 17-point victory.

DB

Most people here have red or blue tinted glasses on and its obvious.

When you are up 15 points with 3 seconds left, you probably shouldn't go for the exclamation point dunk. If you do, you are opening yourself up. Copeland did that, and McCauley fouled him, probably too hard, but hard. Copeland tried to retaliate, which he shouldn't have done.

Both sides did stuff they shouldn't. Carolina created the situation by going for the dunk when up by 15 w/ 3 seconds left.

DBM LA

Good Lord, an end-of-the-bench scrub gets into the game, and you fools expect him NOT to try to score? McCauley was WAY out of line, and Copeland overreacted. I wonder if these jerks defending the foul would feel the same way if someone had been seriously hurt?

It is NEVER proper to head-hunt with no attempt to play the ball, whether you are Ben McCauley or Gerald Henderson or Andrew Bynum.

Timo

SO, with a second left and the game decided, a guy who averages a point a game and only gets mop-up duty gets clothes-lines by a starter who had no business being on the floor in the first place and the guy trying to score is the one to blame? Please! The basket injurs no one. The foul could have injured a person. Anybody see the differences?

nick bullock

hey true blue you faggot, that dude had no business trying to score with 2 seconds left. unc is nothing but a bunch of rich preppy faggots.

matts

typical wuspack! as much as they loose youthink they could do it with class. na, it's the wuspack

platinumgoat

Wrong as usual Tom. It was a hard foul but Copeland is the one at fault. Hansbourgh wouldn't let someone dunk with a second left either. Change the name of this rag of a paper to Carolina Blue South.

napalminthemorning

I am going to have to retaliate and make a hard foul on the guys who cut my grass, two of whom went to State. If you can't go to college go to State - still true. Moo.

UNC 79

Iloveroy

As a carolina grad, I was embarassed with Copeland's attempted dunk and actually blame Bobby for the majority of it. As a veteran and team leader, Bobby should have recognized the situation, dribbled the ball out and run out the clock. Copeland has had enough PT over the last two years to have plenty of memories so that's no excuse. Have some class. Yes, McCauley delivered a hard foul (and I'll be the first to admit I his guts) but I honestly don't blame him (maybe not to the degree he delivered it though).

Justin

Bottom line is it is always okay for the guys at the end of the bench to try to score on the less than a minute of playing time they get per game.

To the idiot who said UNC fans qualify for "service industry jobs": last time I checked, Carolina graduates are bankers, lawyers, and CEOs, while State grads are what? Farmers?

Jones

Copeland was out of line for charging after Ben, not for trying to score on a breakaway. We already had our scrubs in, now it's unsportsmanlike for them to even attempt to score...and against State's starters, no less? That's just stupid. Roy was completely correct to let Copeland be ejected...for pursuing a fight, not trying to score. MacCauley deserved the flagrant foul, and admitted the foul was out of character for him in the post-game interview.

And for the record, you dribble out the clock when it's scrub-on-scrub, and not before. To say otherwise is either to be ignorant of the game or to never blow anybody out. Wonder which one applies to State fans?

Jones

Copeland was out of line for charging after Ben, not for trying to score on a breakaway. We already had our scrubs in, now it's unsportsmanlike for them to even attempt to score...and against State's starters, no less? That's just stupid. Roy was completely correct to let Copeland be ejected...for pursuing a fight, not trying to score. MacCauley deserved the flagrant foul, and admitted the foul was out of character for him in the post-game interview.

And for the record, you dribble out the clock when it's scrub-on-scrub, and not before. To say otherwise is either to be ignorant of the game or to never blow anybody out. Wonder which one applies to State fans?

Roy Jones

Wow. I am a UNC fan. I think that was a dick play by Copeland and a worthy foul. Getting up like he got punked didn't help either. You don't do that crap UNC, especially on NC St.s floor. Sorry...

bms

Is this post supposed to be serious?

Philly Bball Fan

The foul was not flagrant and McCauley didn't "hammer" Copeland. McCauley was going for the ball. Copeland and Frasor were showing poor sportsmanship to be dunking with a few seconds left and a large lead.

Your article only demonstrates your UNC bias.

Tom

It was just another typical low class play by another Tar Heel THUG. Way to go McCauley. There was no way he was dunking on McCauley in his house with the clock winding down and they up by 15. If you go up hard to dunk, then you are going to get contested hard. Play hard till the end no matter what the score. That's part of the game, if you can't take it, then quit playing you frigging thug Copeland. That will teach you Carolina primadona punks to think better of trying to do that again. You boys gotta long way to go before you catch up with WOLFPACK basketball tradition. All you guys did was light our fire, and I can't wait for the rematch in Chapel Hill. State should win by 20 or more. No DOUBT about it. I just hope that next time, Ben McCauley knocks cry baby Hansborel's teeth out just because he sucks. WOLFPACK ROCKS and will win the ACC title again this year without a doubt.

grammarpolice

Lovejonez | January 31, 2009 at 07:30 PM
Cope should have tried to score. (Im / should be I'm for I am) a UNC grad (to / too an adverb meaning also. To is mostly used as a preposition as defining a function word to indicate movement or an action or condition suggestive of movement toward a place, person, or thing reached) Roy is wrong. We (here-in or at this place / hear-to preceive or apprehend by the ear) every year how the scout players work so hard to get in the game (and / to play might be a better word) play(punctuation needed) (now / begin new sentences with a capital letter) (you / in using the word you, to whom are you referring)are taking that opportunity away. (its / again begin new sentence with a capital letter) not showing up the (opponnent / opponent)(punctuation) (the / capital letter and a new sentence) game was over.

Overall, ENG101 grade of F. As best I remember from my days at NCSU (at the time not a huge liberal arts school) two mistakes on a paper equaled a failing grade. For a UNC (a liberal arts school with a journalism school) grad, these mistakes are appalling!

Jeff

He idiots review the replay, Ben got the ball, he fouled with his body. The only cheap shot was Copeland getting up and trying to do something about. Fouls like that happen all the time in basketball. Unfortunately you wouldn't know because the refs call touch fouls in UNC games so the baby blue won't get hurt.

Greg

For those of you trying to justify McCauley's foul because of the score and Copeland still trying to score, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? There is NOTHING that justifies that kind of foul, not in college and not in the NBA!

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