5:45 PM ET, March 21, 2009
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- No one has ever doubted Ty Lawson's talent, speed or ability to take over a game for North Carolina. Maybe now Lawson won't hear so many questions about whether he's tough enough, too.Lawson scored 21 of his 23 points after halftime in his return from a toe injury, and his three-point play sparked the decisive second-half run as North Carolina held off LSU 84-70 in the South Regional on Saturday.
• Using a 21-7 run to end the game, North Carolina advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season.
• The Tar Heels have 98 tournament victories, which ties them with Kentucky for most in NCAA history.
• Playing in his first game since March 8 vs. Duke, Ty Lawson led North Carolina with 23 points, 21 coming in the second half. He logged 31 minutes.
• LSU's Marcus Thornton scored 25 points for his 21st 20-point game this season.
-- ESPN research
Dinich: Lawson Steps UpIn the second half against LSU, adrenaline overcame the pain, and Ty Lawson became the catalyst behind the No. 1 seeded Tar Heels' 84-70 win over LSU. Story
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||29-64 (.453)||32-59 (.542)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-22 (.409)||6-13 (.462)|
|FT Made-Attempted||3-6 (.500)||14-18 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||9 (0/0)|
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