CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Tyler Hansbrough scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half and No. 1 North Carolina routed Division II Shaw 114-62 in an exhibition game Saturday night.
Hansbrough was 7-for-8 shooting and made nine of 11 free throws, and Deon Thompson had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his debut as one of the players in the mix to replace first-round draft pick Brandan Wright.
Wayne Ellington had 12 points, and Ty Lawson and Alex Stepheson added 10 apiece for the Tar Heels, who forced the Bears into 26 turnovers and scored 37 points off those miscues.
Damola Obadina and Camontae Griffin had 14 points each for Shaw, which offered North Carolina significantly more resistance than it did two nights earlier against Duke - which led 68-17 at halftime in a 134-55 exhibition blowout.
This time, the Bears trailed just 53-38 with about 14 minutes remaining before the Tar Heels responded with a 38-11 run during the next 8 minutes.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Vanderbilt vs. Florida Prediction Following their latest loss, is No. 19 Florida a good bet to cover against Vanderbilt when the SEC foes clash at 12:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Louisville vs. Florida State Pick One of the featured games today has No. 10 Florida State hosting No. 12 Louisville at 2PM ET. Which team...
Thumbnail Providence vs. Villanova Pick Will No. 1 Villanova make quick work of Providence when the two meet up in Big East action today at Noon ET?
Thumbnail North Carolina vs. Boston College Pick Will No. 9 North Carolina cruise when it goes on the road to face Boston College today at Noon ET?
Thumbnail Arizona State vs. UCLA Pick Should No. 3 UCLA have any trouble in disposing of Arizona State when the two meet up tonight at 11PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages