Hansbrough scores 13 in debut for Tar Heels Print
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Saturday, 22 November 2008 01:02
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 Starting a lengthy road trip without two injured players, No. 1 North Carolina was thrilled to have Tyler Hansbrough make his season debut.
Hansbrough scored 13 points, one of six North Carolina players in double figures, and the Tar Heels beat host UC Santa Barbara 84-67 Friday night.
Hansbrough missed the first two games for Carolina (3-0) because of a stress reaction in his right shin. Last season's national player of the year had only practiced a few times this week after being held out since the injury was diagnosed in October.
``I'm not in the best shape, but it was good to help out my team,'' he said. ``I feel a little out of sync. I was just trying to come out and get in the groove.''
70; and No. 25 Wisconsin 60, Iona 58 in overtime.
Coach Roy Williams said he decided 15 minutes before the game to play Hansbrough after watching him warm up.
``I wanted to see how he felt. He felt great about it,'' Williams said. ``Every time I took him out, he told me he was ready to go back in.''
Hansbrough played 25 minutes in the Tar Heels' first road game of season.
James Nunnally scored a career-high 19 points off the bench for the Gauchos (1-2).
Hansbrough had played in all 108 games in his first three years for Carolina before missing the first two this season. He finished with seven rebounds, two assists, two turnovers, one blocked shot and one steal.
Ty Lawson scored 19 points, Wayne Ellington added 17, Deon Thompson had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Danny Green 11 points and Ed Davis scored 10 for the Tar Heels.
Tyler Zeller is likely out for the rest of the season after breaking his left wrist late in Tuesday's win against Kentucky. Zeller started the first two games in place of Hansbrough. Marcus Ginyard is out until December after having foot surgery.
No. 2 Connecticut 89, La Salle 81
Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Jeff Adrien added 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Connecticut (3-0) to a hard-fought victory over La Salle in the Paradise Jam at the U.S. Virgin Islands.
andeaux and Yves Mekongo Mbala each had 13 points.
No. 4 UCLA 77, Southern Illinois 60
Alfred Aboya scored 22 points and Darren Collison had 17, helping the Bruins (3-1) rebound from a disheartening loss to beat Southern Illinois in the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic in New York.
Freshman guard Kevin Dillard scored 14 for the Salukis (2-2).
No. 6 Pittsburgh 86, Akron 67
Sam Young had 26 points to carry the host Panthers.
Levance Fields had 19 points and seven assists and DeJuan Blair added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Panthers (3-0).
Brett McKnight had 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, but Akron (2-1) lost its 20th consecutive game against a Top 25 opponent.
No. 8 Notre Dame 65, Loyola Marymount 54
Luke Harangody had 27 points and 17 rebounds, and visiting Notre Dame staggered to a victory over winless Loyola Marymount.
Tory Jackson added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Fighting Irish (2-0), who led by only three points with 7 minutes remaining before using their superior size and strength to pull away.
Freshman Jarred DuBois led Loyola Marymount (0-4) with 16 points.
No. 10 Duke 71, Michigan 56
Kyle Singler had 15 points and to lead Duke over surprising Michigan in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic.
Nolan Smith added 16 points and Gerald Henderson had 12 for the Blue Devils.
cored 25 points to lead Michigan (3-1), which will get another crack at the Blue Devils (5-0) when they visit Ann Arbor on Dec. 6.
No. 13 Memphis 84, Seton Hall 70
Doneal Mack scored 16 points to lead Memphis over Seton Hall in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
The Tigers (4-0) led 70-46 with 8:42 left and prevailed despite 20 second-half points from Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell, who finished with a career-high 32 points. The Pirates (3-1) fell behind 44-30 at the half.
No. 14 Tennessee 76, Middle Tennessee 66
Tyler Smith had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and visiting Tennessee beat Middle Tennessee.
Bobby Maze added 12 points for the Vols (3-0) while J.P. Prince and Scotty Hopson had 10 apiece.
Down by only six points, Middle Tennessee (2-1) opened the second half with a 6-0 run to tie the game at 38 with 17:30 left on a long jumper by Nigel Johnson. Tennessee responded with a 9-0 run.
No. 17 Miami 70, Southern Miss 60
Dwayne Collins scored 14 points to lead Miami over Southern Mississippi in the Paradise Jam opener. The junior forward also had nine rebounds for the Hurricanes (2-0).
Junior guard Jeremy Wise led Southern Mississippi (2-1) with 21 points.
No. 19 Southern Cal 73, Chattanooga 46
Taj Gibson scored 17 points to lead Southern Cal over Chattanooga in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
five shots for the Trojans (3-1).
Nicchaeus Doaks led the Mocs (0-4) with 14 points, 15 rebounds and three assists.
No. 21 Davidson 97, Winthrop 70
Stephen Curry turned in another dazzling performance with 30 points and a career-high 13 assists.
Andrew Lovedale had a career-high 20 points and 15 rebounds, helping the Wildcats (3-1) to their 18th straight win at home.
Cameron Stanley scored 13 of his career-high 20 points in the first half for the Eagles (1-3).
No. 25 Wisconsin 60, Iona 58, OT
Trevon Hughes scored a game-high 21 points to lead Wisconsin over Iona in overtime in the Paradise Jam.
Jason Bohannon added 13 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Badgers (3-0).
Jonathan Huffman led Iona (1-1) with 15 points.
 

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