Thursday, January 1, 2009


No. 1 NORTH CAROLINA 84, Nevada (Wolfpack, 11,962 students, Reno, NV) 61
You’d think that if you held Ty Lawson to two points and Tyler Hansbrough to six points and one of the highest scoring teams in the nation to 34 points with just two minutes remaining in the first half, you might have the No.1 Tar Heels right where you want them. You would, if where you want them is up by nine and about to go on a 7-2 run in the final two minutes to lead by 14 at the half. As we like to say here at T.A.H. – game over.

Hansbrough scored a very quiet 22 points and had just three rebounds. Lawson added 11 and Wayne Ellington 15. Freshman Ed Davis continues to excel off the bench with 8 points and 8 rebounds in just 18 minutes. UNC’s defense held the Wolpack to just under 35 per cent shooting for the game.

N.C. STATE 88, Towson (Tigers, 15,374 students, Towson, MD) 68

BOSTON COLLEGE 89, Sacred Heart (Pioneers, 4,226 students, Fairfield, CN) 76

MIAMI 94, North Florida (Ospreys, 13,934 students, Jacksonville, FL) 41

No. 5 DUKE 92, Loyola MD (Greyhounds, 3,501 students, Baltimore, MD) 51

(AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

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