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Hansbrough leads North Carolina to blowout win over Miami

Feb 1, 2007 - 3:29 AM CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Tyler Hansbrough had a chance to reach a personal goal, but settled for helping North Carolina reach 20 wins for the 34th time in 37 years.

Hansbrough scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the No. 3 Tar Heels posted a 105-64 blowout over Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Miami.

Wayne Ellington scored 14 points and fellow freshman Ty Lawson added 13 for North Carolina (20-2, 6-1 ACC), which reached 20 wins for the third straight season.

"Obviously, Carolina is a great ballclub," Miami coach Frank Haith said. "I think they're the best team in the country."

Hansbrough converted 7-of-13 from the field, recording the 12th double-double of his career.

"I think I had some outside open looks and I feel comfortable shooting the 15-footer that we work on every day in practice," Hansbrough said.

"He can shoot the basketball, he really can," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. It was eighth time this season and 22nd in his career that the sophomore has posted 20 or more points.

The Wooden Award candidate needed 30 points entering the contest to become the 59th player in school history to score 1,000 points.

Reserve Danny Green had 12 points and Reyshawn Terry added 10 and seven boards for the Tar Heels, who shot 56 percent (36-of-64) and gave coach Roy Williams his 17th 20-win season in 19 years as a coach.

We're getting better and better each game," North Carolina guard Bobby Frasor said. "If we continue to work hard, especially on defense, we're going to be a really good team."

Williams now is just five wins short of becoming the fourth coach in program history to reach 100 victories.

Anthony Harris scored 18 points and Jack McClinton had 15 off the bench for the Hurricanes (9-13, 2-6), who trailed, 41-24, at halftime and allowed an opponent to tally 100 points for the first time since December 27, 1990.

I think coach Williams wanted us to come out with a little more fire and intensity in the second half," Hansbrough said. "I think we picked it up some after halftime. We still have some things we need to work on, but we did some good things, too."

Reserve Raymond Hicks added 10 points for Miami, which shot just 36 percent (22-of-62) while losing its fifth straight conference game.

To make matters worse, Haith was ejected with 7:48 remaining for the Hurricanes, who were outrebounded 49-24.

"I really don't want to talk about the officiating because I really don't want to take anything away from coach Williams' club," Haith said. "I apologize to our folks back in Miami. That's not my character."

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