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Harrison Barnes already sick of the Creighton questions


Mike Miller

Get ready for a North Carolina-Creighton game in the round of 32. Nevermind that neither team has actually reached that point yet.

But apparently the Harrison Barnes vs. Doug McDermott stories just can’t wait.

Barnes and the Heels faces 16-seed Vermont on Friday, while McDermott’s Bluejays vie with Alabama in the 8-9 game. The odds favor a UNC-Creighton matchup on Sunday, which would feature Barnes and McDermott – high school teammates in Ames, Iowa – and two of the NCAA tournament’s top offensive teams.

Nice, right? That’s why Barnes is getting hounded about it. Stephen Schramm of the Fayetteville Observer tweeted that Barnes estimates he’s been asked about the Jays roughly 40 times.

“You’d think we’re playing Creighton, not Vermont.”

Harrison! C’mon! Don’t you know by now that once the media latches onto a storyline, it doesn’t relent?

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