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Defensive stopper can't stop Ellington

Originally Published: April 6, 2009
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Before North Carolina played Michigan State in Monday night's national championship game at Ford Field, Michigan State's Travis Walton offered Tar Heels guard Wayne Ellington a preview of what was about to happen.

"Man, I'm going to shut you down!" Walton told Ellington. "You're going to get nothing!"

Walton, a senior from Lima, Ohio, had reason to be confident. He had earned the reputation of a defensive stopper in the NCAA tournament.

In the Spartans' 64-52 ...

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