6:10 PM ET, March 20, 2011
Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tristan Thompson. Hamilton's early praise has proven prophetic, given the 6-foot-8 Thompson has averaged 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds this season.Thompson had 17 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks in the Longhorns' win over Oakland, and it so happens that his matchup with Williams will likely prove one of the most critical on Sunday night."He's really lanky," Williams said. "He has long arms. He can jump out of the gym. That's what he brings. He likes to attack the rim."If you're in the way he's going to jump over you and dunk the ball."Williams had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Wildcats' opening win over Memphis, and his block with two seconds remaining sealed the win. In addition to his inside prowess, Williams is shooting 61 percent (36 of 59) on 3-pointers this season."Well, he's a great player," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "Great players can give it to you a lot of different ways, whether it's inside, outside, somewhere in between."He's a terrific player. There is no doubt you've got to know where he is at all times."Hamilton plans on passing along advice about defending Williams to the rest of the Longhorns, Thompson in particular."I've got some tips for him," Hamilton joked. "I've definitely got some tips for him."
NCAA Mens Tournament
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