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Hansbrough gets revenge over Heytvelt

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Tyler Hansbrough scored a game-high 24 points in the Tar Heels win over the Zags. Tyler Hansbrough scored a game-high 24 points in the Tar Heels win over the Zags.
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Victory is sweet.  But sometimes revenge is extra sweet.  Just ask Tyler Hansbrough, who led North Carolina to a double-digit win over Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night.

Hansbrough scored a game-high 24 points against the Zags, dominating the game inside the paint.  Critics of the Zags could say he "schooled" Josh Heytvelt, who scored 14, but didn't grab a single rebound. 

Asked during the post-game news conference what he thought about his performance against the senior from Clarkston, Washington, Hansbrough made it clear he was much more pleased this time around - pleased that he got the best of Heytvelt this time.

"It feels good to win the game, but also I remember the game in New York where we got beat pretty bad," said Hansbrough.  "I was thinking about it in practice, and I thought Heytvelt outplayed me pretty good.  So it feels good to beat a team that's already beaten us once."

Heytvelt, who answered just one two questions during the post-game news conference tipped his hat to Hansbrough.

"Tyler's a really good basketball player. I don't think he played out of his mind.  He played a great game," said Heytvelt.

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