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OT: Who is watching the "Carrier Classic" basketball game tonight between UNC and MSU?


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Tonight, UNC and MSU will face off on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson in what is coming to be known as the "Carrier Classic." I don't know about anyone else, but I think this is the coolest thing ever done in college basketball, and possibly in sports history. What a great way to honor our troops on Veteran's Day. This should be a really great game tonight between two teams with the utmost respect for each other, and a history of meeting each other in the NCAA tournament.

There is a complete photo gallery here with some really great pictures of the setup and the teams getting used to playing outdoors. Both coaches seem absolutely tickled by the opportunity to play in the unique setting, and who can blame them? This is college basketball history in the making. 7,000 military service men and women will be in attendance, as well as President Obama.

I think the edge here clearly goes to UNC for several reasons. They have the best front-court in college basketball, the better talent, and their heavy focus on inside shooting and fast breaks will give them the edge with the possibility of gusty winds in play. MSU is no slouch however, as they bring a physical team that is always willing to fight for the ball, and a coach who is one of the best in the game in Tom Izzo.

I give the edge to UNC 62-51 in a low scoring affair, as both teams shake off the rust and meet a little resistance from the outdoor conditions.

So what do you think Panther fans? Will you be watching tonight? Tip-off is at 7pm, and it is a national broadcast. Who you got?

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