All-Everything Tyler Hansbrough never forgot the sinking feeling he had when North Carolina State's fans stormed the court to celebrate the Wolfpack's upset of highly ranked North Carolina last year.
"That moment last year was very, very disappointing," he said. "It was in the back of my mind, but I didn't say anything to anybody."
No problem, the junior All-American had 32 points -- including 16 during the decisive 11-minute run -- to help #3 North Carolina beat rival N.C. State 84-70.
Wayne Ellington added 21 points for the Tar Heels (25-2, 10-2 ACC), who led by 20 points to easily avenge last year's 83-79 loss here.
North Carolina played its fifth straight game without Lawson, but the 6-foot-9 Hansbrough came through with another big day finishing 11-for-19 from the field while tallying 12 rebounds and five steals against the Wolfpack (15-11, 4-8).
Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots over Javier Gonzalez #10 and J.J. Hickson #1 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the second half at RBC Center in Raleigh. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)