|UNC advances to Maui semifinals without Hansbrough|
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|Monday, 24 November 2008 22:56|
It's about to get a lot tougher for the top-ranked Tar Heels.
Green scored a career-high 26 points and North Carolina, again playing without Hansbrough, beat Chaminade 115-70 on Monday night in the opening round of the tournament.
The Tar Heels (4-0) didn't get much of a challenge from the Division II host school but they'll play Oregon in Tuesday's semis and either No. 6 Texas and No. 8 Notre Dame if they reach the championship. The Ducks routed the Crimson Tide 92-69.
The Longhorns advanced with a 68-50 victory over Saint Joseph's, and the Fighting Irish beat Indiana 88-50.
o. 24 Davidson 76, Florida Atlantic 60.
Hansbrough missed three weeks of practice and the first two games of the season with a stress reaction in his right shin, and the reigning NCAA player of the year was expected to sit out the three-day tournament. He played 25 minutes and had 13 points Friday against UC Santa Barbara, but didn't see any time against the Silverswords.
``If this had been for the national championship he would have played,'' North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. ``I made my mind up before we left Santa Barbara that he wouldn't play three straight days and he tweaked his left ankle at the end of that game. If he doesn't play two games now it will be because of the other leg.''
A school spokesman said Hansbrough is questionable for the semifinals.
In Lahaina, Hawaii, Chaminade (0-1) dressed just seven players and suffered its second-worst loss in the 25 years of the tournament.
``They're pretty good, obviously, and we were outplayed all the way around,'' coach Matt Mahar said. ``I'm glad they got to rest Tyler and we didn't see him. Our seven guys played with effort at least.''
3-point range, and had 18 turnovers.
``This team has been really focused on playing defense, trying to get stops, and that's a good thing,'' Abrams said.
Notre Dame was led by guards Tory Jackson and Kyle McAlarney. Jackson had 21 points and McAlarney added 18 for the Irish, who shot 50.7 percent from the field (38-of-75), including 10-of-26 on 3s.
Tom Pritchard had 14 points for the Hoosiers (2-1), who just didn't have the size, speed or depth to stay with their instate rival.
No. 2 Connecticut 76, No. 25 Wisconsin 57
At Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jerome Dyson scored 21 points to help Connecticut win the Paradise Jam championship.
Jeff Adrien had 14 points and Kemba Walker added 12 points and four steals for the Huskies, who led 38-28 at halftime. Hasheem Thabeet, who finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks, was named tournament MVP.
Keaton Nankivil led Wisconsin with 11 points.
Syracuse 89, No. 17 Florida 83
At Kansas City, Mo., Paul Harris had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jonny Flynn scored 18 and Syracuse advanced to the finals of the CBE Classic.
nge, all in the first half.
Alex Tyus had a career-best 24 points and Nick Calathes added 19 for Florida (3-1).
No. 19 Wake Forest 62, Winston-Salem State 31
At Winston-Salem, N.C., Jeff Teague scored 14 points and Wake Forest shook off a sloppy first half on its way to the win.
The Demon Deacons (3-0) shot 68 percent in the second half, held the Rams (0-3) to one field goal during a 15 1/2-minute stretch and forced them into a Joel Coliseum-record scoring low in completing a three-game sweep of instate mid-majors.
Jamal Durham finished with 14 points for Winston-Salem State.
No. 22 Kansas 73, Washington 54
At Kansas City, Mo., Cole Aldrich had a career-high 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots, helping Kansas rout Washington to reach the CBE Classic finals.
Kansas (3-0) held Washington (2-2) to 29 percent shooting, blocked 10 shots and had a decent night from the floor (50 percent) to move onto Tuesday's championship game against Syracuse.
Isaiah Thomas led Washington with 17 points and Jon Brockman finished with 18 rebounds.
No. 22 Miami 80, San Diego 45
At Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, Brian Asbury scored 14 points to lead Miami to third place in the Paradise Jam.
outrebounded San Diego 42-28.
Chris Lewis scored 11 for San Diego (2-3).
No. 24 Davidson 76, Florida Atlantic 60
At Davidson, N.C., Stephen Curry scored 39 points and Davidson beat Florida Atlantic in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game.
Andrew Lovedale added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (4-1), who overcame 37.1 percent shooting with a 49-38 rebounding edge.
Xavier Perkins scored 24 points for the Owls (3-2).