With no change in condition, Hansbrough to sit vs. Kentucky
North Carolina senior All-American Tyler Hansbrough will not play against Kentucky on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill.UNC coach Roy Williams said during a Monday news conference that there was no change in Hansbrough's condition. Hansbrough sat out Saturday's season-opening win over Penn with a stress reaction in his shin. However, Williams said that Hansbrough began practicing again Monday.
"We let Tyler do dummy offense,'' Williams said on his radio show Monday night, insidecarolina.com reported."It's the first time he's done anything in three weeks. He did fast-break drill No. 1, which is just run down there and shoot a layup and you run back. Then we did dummy offense, trying to make sure he still knows the plays. He dunked about 10 of them, and I took him out, because I said,'Tyler, it's OK to lay it up.' I think he was trying to show me that he's OK. But that's all we let him do," Williams said.
The Tar Heels play Friday at UC Santa Barbara en route to the Maui Invitational next week.Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.