Thursday, March 19, 2009

UNC 53, Radford 34 (half)

This Tyler Hansbrough free throw gave him the ACC's all-time scoring record, putting him past Duke's J.J. Redick.

GREENSBORO – Even without injured point guard Ty Lawson, North Carolina had its fast break in high gear in the first half of its NCAA Tournament opener Thursday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The No. 1-seeded Tar Heels raced to 53 first-half points and a 53-34 halftime lead against No. 16 seed Radford. North Carolina scored 12 fast-break points even though Lawson, the speedy catalyst for its running game, missed the half with an injured right toe.

Tyler Hansbrough, who broke J.J. Redick’s ACC career scoring record on the first of two free throws with 15:43 remaining in the first half, scored 14 first-half points and made three steals.

Guard Wayne Ellington shared the team lead with 14 points. Guard Kenny Thomas’ 10 points led Radford, but the Highlanders committed 12 turnovers that led to 15 North Carolina points.

- Ken Tysiac


harris said...

Fitting he got it on a freethrow.

Anonymous said...

Roy Willams and CBS should be embarassed. With 8 minutes to play and a 40 point lead, the starters were still playng; and the game is still on tv (while a competitive Maryland game goes unaired). Get over yourselves UNC...

Anonymous said...

YES! What WERE they thinking! It is the their job to let the other team win! They should've put in all the scrubs... let the lead dwindle to 5 to please all the Dookies who would scream "overrated" and "Carolina sucks!"



Anonymous said...

Great job CBS. Purdue and Northern Iowa are down to the wire with 1:18 to play, Maryland and Cal are neck-in-neck in the second half, and the network REFUSES to switch away from the UNC-Radford game. 37-point Carolina lead and they will NOT cut to another game.

Anonymous said...

Hansbrough: the hardest-working, most intense, most selfless free throw shooter to ever don a uniform.