Ellington's Last Second Heroics Keep Tar Heels Undefeated
In a game where, National Player of the Year frontrunner, Tyler Hansbrough was dominated in the paint, another Tar Heel needed to step up and sophomore Wayne Ellington did in a big way. A career high 36 points, shooting 11/19 from the field, 9/9 from the charity stripe, and the game winning three pointer in overtime is what he did. Marcus Ginyard contributed with his season high 10 rebounds and effectively shutting down Clemson's Hammonds in the second half and overtime. The duo of Booker and Mays kept Hansbrough working hard to get a look on the offensive side of the ball and often found Hansbrough looking the wrong way on the defensive side. They combined for 21 points, 19 rebounds, 4 blocks, and the doing of containing Hansbrough.
In the end, though, the question about North Carolina's mental toughness was answered. Yet, there is still one more question remaining. Is North Carolina the number one team in the nation?