TORONTO - Raptors forward Ed Davis doesn’t care much about the tournament — unless North Carolina is playing.
Davis spent two years with the storied program, winning a national championship in 2009.
“I’ll be trying to catch all the Carolina games, all the other games don’t really matter to me,” Davis said ahead of the Raptors-Pistons game on Wednesday.
Davis said the Tar Heels have all the pieces to win the tournament.
“We’ve got everything, bigs, guards, bench, scoring, three point (shooters), good point guard.
“As long as we don’t get into one of those slow starts then we can go far. That’s the only thing that concerns me.”
Davis also said arch-rival Duke is a threat, especially if freshman star Kyrie Irving returns at some point.
“He’s their leading scorer and the top point guard in the nation, so that can do wonders for them,” Davis said.
Prez picks Kansas
Barack Obama is backing the Jayhawks.
The U.S. president picked all four No. 1 seeds to advance to the Final Four this year, with Kansas topping Ohio State in the final.
Obama is 1-1 at predicting the champion. He went with Kansas last year as well, but Duke beat Butler in the final, but in 2009, he correctly selected North Carolina.