7:00 PM ET, December 18, 2008
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Phil Ford stood at midcourt, waiting for Tyler Hansbrough to take the microphone and address the home crowd. As the reigning national player of the year walked up, Ford playfully bowed in reverence before giving him a hug.
• Tyler Hansbrough has scored in double figures in 46 straight games and has scored 20-plus points 62 times (UNC is 54-8 in those games).
• The Tar Heels have won 34 straight games vs. unranked nonconference opponents, 27 straight home games against nonconference opponents and 47 straight home games vs. unranked nonconference opponents since losing to Ohio on Feb. 20, 2002.
• Evansville fell to 0-3 all-time vs. top-ranked teams and is 4-7 all-time against ACC schools.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-69 (.464)||33-66 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||6-16 (.375)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-15 (.467)||19-26 (.731)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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