Hansbrough Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

Hansbrough Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough had a game-high 21 points and four rebounds in a win over Gardner-Webb in his Tar Heel debut and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday.

The freshman forward posted 15 points in the opening half as the both teams battled to a 46-all tie at the break.

In the second half, Hansbrough came through in the clutch nailing a pair of jump hooks in the last five minutes to help the Tar Heels edge the Bulldogs 83-80 in the opening game of the 2005 season for both teams. The Poplar Bluff, Mo., native shot 75 percent from the floor on 9-of-12 shooting

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