9:15 PM ET, December 3, 2008
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams walked out of a news conference smiling after an impressive performance at the site of the 2009 Final Four.
• The Tar Heels cruised to 8-0, with all wins coming by at least 15 points. UNC has now scored at least 98 points in each of its last five games.
• Tyler Hansbrough led UNC with 25 points and notched his 36th career double-double. Hansbrough also passed Virginia's Buzzy Wilkinson to become the ACC's 12th all-time leading scorer.
• UNC's 98 points are the most by a Michigan State opponent since Gonzaga's 109 points in a 3OT win over MSU in November of 2005.
• Raymar Morgan led MSU with 21 points, his fourth 20-point game of the season. The Spartans fell to 10-1 in Morgan's career when he drop 20-plus points.
-- ESPN research
Katz: Heels enjoy Field tripNo. 1 UNC went to Detroit for a site survey of the Final Four venue, and the Heels got a feel for the Ford Field surroundings for what likely will be their return trip in April, writes Andy Katz. Column
Climbing The Charts
Tyler Hansbrough continues to climb all-time lists as he moved past Alonzo Mourning into sixth place on the all-time free throws made list in the win over Michigan State.
|Dickie Hemric||905||Wake Forest|
|* -- 13-for-13 Wednesday night at Michigan State|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||34-71 (.479)||23-66 (.348)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-19 (.316)||4-17 (.235)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-29 (.828)||13-21 (.619)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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