Double-teamed in the lane with the ball in his hands, Tyler Hansbrough said he never focuses on getting fouled: "I'm just trying to find a way to make the shot." Which may explain why the North Carolina forward takes so many of them from the free-throw line.
Hansbrough takes aim at two venerable records
The News and Observer
Today, North Carolina will deal with new adversity in a game against Valparaiso at the Smith Center at 7:30.
Tar Heels will have to adjust without Frasor
The Winston-Salem Journal
Ty Lawson's decision to run over his brief Christmas break looked prescient when Bobby Frasor tore the ACL in his left knee in Thursday's win over Nevada.
Lawson's workouts should pay off now
The Durham Herald-Sun
To build confidence last season, North Carolina guard Bobby Frasor went to the bookshelf, grabbing a copy of "Mind Gym" by Gary Mack. The motivational paperback has become a bible of sorts to athletes like Frasor who are eager to absorb important psychological lessons on competitiveness, commitment and composure.
Frasor will need all of those things in bulk now after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Thursday night in a win over Nevada. His junior season is now over and he faces a long and demanding rehabilitation process.
UNC will survive loss of Frasor
The Fayetteville Observer
Now, with valuable reserve Bobby Frasor lost to a season-ending knee injury, the conditioning level and overall aptitude of the top-ranked Tar Heels' backcourt could receive an increased amount of scrutiny.
Tar Heels must adjust rotation minus Frasor
The Burlington Times-News
Valparaiso coach Homer Drew has an idealized vision of how tonight's game at No. 1 North Carolina will go -- and no, it doesn't involve the Tar Heels getting locked in their dorm rooms and missing the opening tip.
VU scheming to slow Carolina, dreaming of upset
Last year he was the Mid-Continent Conference's most accurate 3-point shooter and the first freshman since Lubos Barton in 1998-99 to lead Valparaiso University in scoring. This year he has already broken associate head coach Bryce Drew's record for 3-pointers in a game, hitting 10 in a 90-61 win against Chicago State earlier this month.
So it's scary to think there was a time when Sam Haanpaa wasn't even the best shooter in his family.
VU's Haanpaa now a marked man
The Munster Times