Tyler Hansbrough scored 40 points tonight against Georgia Tech on 13 of 17 from the floor and 14 of 19 from the free throw line.
It was ...
the most points by an ACC freshman in history. The previous record for ACC freshmen was 38 by Clemson's Skip Wise vs. Penn on Nov. 30, 1974 (a 76-75 Penn win).
the most points by a UNC freshman (previous was 31 on five occasions - Walter Davis vs. Duke, March 2, 1974; Mike O'Koren vs. UNLV on March 26, 1977; J.R. Reid vs.. NC State on Jan. 18, 1987; Reid vs. Notre Dame on March 19, 1987; and Antawn Jamison at Maryland on Jan. 6, 1996.
the most points in a game by any player on any team in a game in the Smith Center (previous was 38 by Joseph Forte vs. Tulsa on Nov. 11, 2000)
the 14 made free throws are the most in a game at the Smith Center (13 by Jawad Williams vs. Maryland on Feb. 15, 2004)
the 13 field goals made were a season-high by a Tar Heel...it was the second game in a row Hansbrough set that mark...he had 11 at Miami on Sunday.
With 10 rebounds, it was Hansbrough's fourth double-double of the year (UC Santa Barbara, at Virginia and Arizona)
the first time a Tar Heel scored 40 points in a game since Shammond Williams had 42 at Georgia Tech on Feb. 8, 1998 (in a 107-100 double overtime win)
Carolina overcame a 50-30, 20-point deficit...the Tar Heels went on a 31-11 run to tie the game at 61-all...it took 11 minutes and eight seconds to make up the 20-point deficit (down 50-30 with 4:03 left in first half, tied the game with 12:55 to play)
This was the third time in Smith Center history the Tar Heels rallied from a deficit of 20 points or more in a game...on Feb. 8, 1992, Wake Forest led by 22 points, but UNC won, 80-78 on a Brian Reese basket...on Jan. 27, 1993, Florida State led the Tar Heels by 21 points in the second half, but Carolina won, 82-77.
Carolina had 13 turnovers for the second game in a row after having 20-plus in its previous three games.
Bobby Frasor had eight assists tonight, his third-highest total of the year, but his highest in an ACC game.