Thursday, March 19, 2009

UNC 81, Radford 44

GREENSBORO – Now we know why CBS didn’t put the North Carolina-Radford game in prime time.

Aside from Tyler Hansbrough’s breaking of the ACC scoring record on the first of two free throws with 4 minutes, 17 seconds elapsed, this hasn’t been must-see TV.

Even without injured starting point guard Ty Lawson, who’s nursing an injured right big toe, top-seeded North Carolina has run out to an 81-46 lead over the No. 16 seeded Highlanders with 10:33 remaining in the second half.

Hansbrough has absorbed his typical assortment of fouls in the lane to score 18 points. The most serious blow came with 17:29 left in the game, when Joey Lynch-Flohr grabbed Hansbrough on the shoulder to prevent a fast-break basket.

As Hansbrough stumbled to the floor, referees signaled an intentional foul. Hansbrough made both free throws, then went to the bench just six seconds later.

Guard Wayne Ellington’s 23 points on 10-for-15 from the field led North Carolina.

- Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Have fun waiting for six hours in your seats just to root against a team, Tarhole losers.