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We haven't seen a Hibbert-Oden in over two decades

A legitimate, 7-foot-plus center showdown in the Final Four? We haven't seen anything like this since the mid-80s, writes Andy Katz.

Originally Published: March 28, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Sorry, but "Big Country" against George Zidek doesn't compare to Roy Hibbert versus Greg Oden.

Sure, Oklahoma State's Bryant Reeves and UCLA's Zidek were true centers, but that 1995 national semifinal clash wasn't highly anticipated. Neither guy was your classic, can't-miss pro that Georgetown's Hibbert and Ohio State's Oden are on track to become in the next year or two.

Saturday's national semifinal matchup is the most anticipated, true low-post center showdown since Patrick Ewing ...

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