Hansbrough suffers fracture to his nose

first_imgTyler Hansbrough will probably play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament despite breaking his nose during the blood-filled final seconds of No. 8 North Carolina’s victory over 14th-ranked Duke on Sunday. Hansbrough suffered what coach Roy Williams said Monday was a small nondisplaced fracture when Duke’s Gerald Henderson flagrantly fouled him with 14.5 seconds left in the Tar Heels’ 86-72 win. “I gave some bad information because I had a bad source … the source was Tyler,” Williams said. “It’s not completely broken. … His nose did not have to be set, straightened out or anything like that.” Va. Commonwealth 65, George Mason 59: Eric Maynor scored nine straight points to erase a five-point deficit in the final 2 minutes and the Rams (27-6) stunned the Patriots (18-15) to win the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship in Richmond, Va., claiming their first automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament since they also won in 2004. Gonzaga 77, Santa Clara 68: Derek Raivio scored 28 points and the Zags (23-10) defeated the Broncos (21-10) to win the West Coast Conference title game in Portland, Ore. Niagara 83, Siena 79: Tyrone Lewis scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Purple Eagles (22-11) to a victory over the Saints (20-12) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament championship game in Bridgeport, Conn. WOMEN Williams said Hansbrough was being fitted with a custom-made protective mask and should be ready for North Carolina’s first tournament game Friday. The fracture was discovered after an X-ray Monday morning, Williams said during the ACC’s weekly coaches’ teleconference. Shortly after the game Williams said Hansbrough’s nose was not broken. center_img No. 2 Connecticut 76, No. 23 Louisville 50: Kalana Greene scored 20 points and the Huskies (29-2) beat the Cardinals (26-7) to advance to the Big East tournament final against Rutgers tonight in Hartford, Conn. No. 6 Stanford 62, No. 8 Arizona St. 55: Candice Wiggins scored 20 points and the Cardinal (28-4) staved off a late rally to beat the Sun Devils (28-4) in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament at San Jose, giving the Cardinal an automatic NCAA bid. No. 12 Purdue 64, No. 5 Ohio St. 52: Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boilermakers (28-5) upset the Buckeyes (28-3) to win the Big Ten tournament championship in Indianapolis and a bid in the NCAA Tournament. No. 16 Middle Tennessee 76, Denver 50: Chrissy Givens scored 28 points to lead the Blue Raiders (28-3) to a victory in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament in Lafayette, La. No. 19 Rutgers 63, No. 21 Marquette 55: Matee Ajavon scored 20 points, Kia Vaughn had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Scarlet Knights (21-8) came from behind to reach their fifth Big East Conference title game. Xavier 65, Saint Joseph’s 59: Joei Clyburn had 19 points and 13 rebounds in Cincinnati, leading the host Musketeers (26-7) to their first Atlantic 10 tournament championship in sixyears. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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