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On the rare occasions Tyler Hansbrough does not feel like pushing up one more bench press, shooting one more hook shot or running one more sprint, the North Carolina forward simply thinks about his older brother, Greg. Then he does 10 more of each. "If someone told you [that] you might not be able to ever walk again, then you go out there and run marathons and prove everybody wrong, that's greater than any basketball game to me,'' said the two-time All-America.
Brother's resolve inspires
The News and Observer

North Carolina is getting better, but Ty Lawson isn't. North Carolina might have to play without Lawson, its sophomore point guard, for the second time in four days today in a game against Kentucky because his sprained right ankle is still painful.
Tar Heels' Lawson unlikely to play
The Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson remains questionable to play at Kentucky today because of a sprained right ankle.
Lawson's ankle not 100 percent
The News and Observer

North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson insists he'll be ready to play this afternoon when his top-ranked Tar Heels tip-off against Kentucky. His Hall of Fame coach, however, will have the final say at Rupp Arena.
Lawson could sit out again
The Fayetteville Observer

It's such a traditional matchup that North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough would like to be a key part of it when the top-ranked Tar Heels visit Kentucky today.
Tar Heels wait on top scorer
The Burlington Times-News

Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie always has preached consistency, that his players should get as pumped for Stony Brook as North Carolina. "If you're a true competitor, it makes no difference if the game is the sandlot or it's on national TV, and you're the featured player," he said.
Kentucky's youth to face experience
The Associated Press

North Carolina won both games, so Tyler Hansbrough doesn't think it's a big deal. The Tar Heels' junior center is nonetheless aware that something about Kentucky tends to bring out his worst.
Hansbrough hoping to be more Tyler-like against Kentucky
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina touts Tyler Hansbrough as a national player of the year candidate. He reached 1,000 points faster than any Tar Heel who played in the freshman-eligible era. Last season, he joined Duke's J.J. Redick and Wake Forest's Tim Duncan as the only repeat unanimous selections to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team since 1989.
How to handle Hansbrough?
The Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky will be fortunate to avoid a humiliating defeat against No. 1 North Carolina today. UK freshman Patrick Patterson acknowledged hearing that sky-is-falling talk this week. This conventional wisdom says North Carolina will add an insulting defeat to UK's injury-depleted team. "I hear it all the time," he said yesterday. "I don't listen to it. I believe we have a great team. I think we can win this game."
Patterson says Cats can beat UNC
The Lexington Herald-Leader

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