Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MONDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL

No. 1 UNC 115, Chaminade (Silverswords, 2,836 students, Honolulu, HI) 70 – No doubt, tiny D2 Chaminade daydreams about 1982 when the over-matched Silverswords upset the top ranked Virginia Cavaliers and Ralph Sampson in one of NCAA hoops biggest upsets of all time. However, this isn’t hoop dream Hollywood, but the real hardwood world and No. 1 North Carolina was too big, too talented and too deep for such history to repeat.

Danny Green led the Heels (4-0, 0-0) with 26 points while Tyler Hansbrough watched from the bench. "If this had been for the national championship he would have played," head 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."

Carolina shot 52.5 percent in the first half (21-of-40), while holding the Silverswords to 28.6 percent (8-of-28). The Tar Heels scored 21 points off Chaminade's 13 first-half turnovers. Game over.

Shane Hanson had 15 points to lead the Silverswords.

No. 21 MIAMI 80, San Diego (Tritons, 21,369 students, San Diego, CA) 45

FLORIDA STATE 67, Western Illinois (Leathernecks, 11,300 students, Macomb, IL) 55

No. 24 WAKE FOREST 62, Winston-Salem State (Rams, 6,000 students, Winston-Salem, NC) 31

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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