Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hansbrough sets rebound record

ATLANTA — North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough set yet another record Saturday – this time, passing Sam Perkins as the school’s top career rebounder. But after losing 73-70 for Florida State in the ACC tournament semifinals, his entire team must rebound, too.

“There’s no tomorrow now,’’ said coach Roy Williams. “The next time you feel this way at the end of the game, you’re done."

Playing without point guard Ty Lawson, who sat out his second straight game with a jammed right big toe, the game came down to the final possession. But both Wayne Ellington (24 points, 8-for-17 shooting) and Danny Green (four points, 1-12) missed three-point attempts, sending the fourth-seeded Seminoles (25-8) to their first ACC title game. FSU will play Duke at 1 p.m. today.

The loss means the Tar Heels (28-4) get another day of rest as they await Sunday's official NCAA bracket announcement. They almost certainly have wrapped up a No. 1 seed, and are expected to open NCAA tournament play on Thursday in Greensboro.

Lawson, whose toe looked a normal size when he took it out of an ice bath after the game, said he will be ready play. And the next game should mark yet another milestone for Hansbrough, who scored 22 points against the Noles: He now needs only a three-point play to set the ACC’s all-time career scoring mark, currently held by former Duke guard J.J. Redick.

-Robbi Pickeral


Doc said...

I wonder if he set the record for the ratio of number of fouls committed against him vs the number he has committed.
Not just for Tyler but officiating is horrible. Under the basket, guys bang like crazy and there is no call. Then suddenly, a guy switches on a pick and barely touches the other guy and its a foul. No consistency.

tom said...

Tyler gets doubled, and yet rarely kicks the ball back out. He is so determined that he still tries to get off a shot. THAT'S why he gets so many fouls called for him. But what you do not realize is that he gets fouled on every play. Unlike most players though, Tyler does not complain about it. So all fans see is him getting calls and making free throws. Maybe he should have been more like Duke players and whine after all the hacks so typical fans would notice the non-calls more?

Will said...

Fouled on every play is ridiculous. He flops around arms flying to try to make it look like a foul. No arguing his determination and passion. He and Roy dont have to complain about the calls - Roy just has to get his arrogant smart ass smile