9:57 PM ET, March 27, 2009
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Ty Lawson sat on the sideline with both feet propped up on a chair, shooting an occasional glance toward the court as his left ankle was retaped.He went back in the game a few moments later, but there was no rush. North Carolina had this one well under control.
• Gonzaga allowed a season-high 99 points and the Tar Heels shot 59.4 percent in the first half as UNC routed the Bulldogs.
• For the game, North Carolina made 11-of-19 from 3-point range and committed nine turnovers.
• Tyler Hansbrough had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Ty Lawson added 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, nine assists and one turnover.
• North Carolina tied UCLA for second place in all-time tournament wins with 99.
-- ESPN research
seeded Oklahoma on Sunday for a bid in the Final Four."If they play like that, they're going to win the national championship," Gonzaga's Josh Heytvelt said. "They'd hit every shot, it seemed like. You can't do anything on teams like that."Tyler Hansbrough added 24 points and 10 rebounds for North Carolina, which won its 99th NCAA tournament game, breaking a tie with Kentucky for the most by any school.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-58 (.466)||36-68 (.529)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-23 (.304)||11-19 (.579)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-23 (.696)||15-27 (.556)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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