Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tyler Hansbrough Passes Michael Jordan In The Scoring Category In Their Loss To Duke

There is nothing quite like Duke (20-1) Vs UNC (21-2) in College Basketball. That's the equivalent of the Patriots Vs Colts in the NFL in my opinion.

UNC was missing Ty Lawson. Duke wasn't missing Wednesday night. As a result, the No. 2 Blue Devils won 89-78 on their ACC rivals' floor, sinking 13 three-pointers to improve to 20-1. UNC fell to 21-2

Duke's depth really took care of short-handed North Carolina, keeping the second-ranked Blue Devils alone atop the Atlantic Coast Conference.Greg Paulus scored 18 points and was one of six players in double figures in the Blue Devils' 89-78 win over the third-ranked Tar Heels on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing streak in the heated rivalry.

Jon Scheyer added 17 points for Duke (20-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which ran its spread-the-floor offense to perfection most of the night and repeatedly knocked down 3-point shots to control the game almost the entire way. Duke led by as many as 11 points in the first half and never trailed after the break, taking plenty of the drama out of the game and beating the Tar Heels for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

Duke shot 46 percent and went 13-for-29 from 3-point range, with Paulus going 6-for-8 from behind the arc. This was a major reason why they won.

Tyler Hansbrough had 28 points and 18 rebounds in what became virtually a one-man effort for the Tar Heels (21-2, 6-2), who looked a step off all night without injured point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson sprained his left ankle in the weekend win at Florida State. He passed Michael Jordan in the scoring category as a Tar Heel. ... I heard Michael Jordan was pretty good.

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