Friday, December 29, 2006

Tar Heels' 2nd Half Surge Knocks Off Scarlet Knights

After a slow start in the first half, the Tar Heels caught fire in the second half en route to another blowout, beating Rutgers 87-48.

The win featured yet another tri-fecta freshman explosion. Brendan Wright dropped 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting. Wayne Ellington scored 17, hitting 5 of 6 3-point shots. And Ty Lawson continued his solid play at the point, dishing out 9 assists with no turnovers.

This freshman trio has a higher scoring average than the Sean May/Raymond Felton/Rashad McCants trio did when they were freshmen in 2003. Wright, Lawson, and Ellington are so good that the commentators are forgetting that Tyler Hansbrough, Marcus Ginyard, Danny Green, Alex Stepheson, and Deon Thompson are even on our team.

With Ol' Roy on the bench.....holy crap. This season is a legend in the making.

Next up: Dayton on Sunday.


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