Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hansbrough won't donate this memento

DETROIT — Over the years, North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough has
donated scores of his national trophies to the school's basketball
museum. But after the Tar Heels blew out Michigan State 89-72 to win
the NCAA title Monday night, he said he finally found one thing he
wants to keep.

"This net — I'm not going to give them this net,'' he said, referring
to the freshly-cut rope around his neck. "I'll hide it."

Hansbrough finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, and was a
member of the all-tournament team. As another reward, the notoriously-
dedicated workout maestro didn't plan to get anywhere near a gym on

"I'm giving myself a week off,'' he said, grinning ear to ear.

— Robbi Pickeral