Curry, Griffin highlight possible monster matchup

Updated: November 17, 2008, 3:48 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla
I can't tell you how excited I am about the possibility of an NIT Season Tip-off matchup between Oklahoma and Davidson in Norman on Tuesday night. (The Wildcats will have get by James Madison and its new coach, Matt Brady, first.) I will be courtside to watch two terrific All-America candidates, Blake Griffin and Stephen Curry.

I got to watch the Sooners' Griffin in practice earlier in the preseason and he is a beast. It's not beyond the realm of possibility that he could be the No. 1 pick in next June's NBA Draft. While he doesn't possess the offensive skills that Michael Beasley did a year ago, particularly away from the the basketball, he is a stronger and more explosive athlete and as relentless a rebounder as Beasley was.