Monday, April 6, 2009
Lawson steals the record
DETROIT -- There's more than seven minutes to play in the game, and UNC point guard Ty Lawson has already set an NCAA championship game record with eight steals. At one point he had the game's only eight steals.
Lawson broke the former mark of seven, set by Duke's Tommy Amaker against Louisville in 1986 and Oklahoma's Mookie Blaylock against Kansas in 1988.
His eight steals also tie the record for any NCAA tournament game. Three other players -- Arkansas' Darrell Hawkins (vs. Holy Cross in 1993), Duke's Grant Hill (vs. California in 1993) and Ball State's Duane Clemens (vs. UCLA in 2000) also had eight steals in an NCAA game.