Sports Director Greg Bailey is in Greensboro for the first round of play in the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina plays Radford around 3 p.m. Duke takes on Binghamton later that night around 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20 -- UNC point guard Ty Lawson got his toe taped today during Carolina's open locker room. He's still not sure if he'll be able to play Saturday against LSU, and he still has to prove to Roy Williams that he can cut and change direction. Lawson will try to do those things in a closed practice later today.
UNC vs. Radford
Business as usual for North Carolina. The Tar Heels lead Radford by 19 at halftime, 53-34. They cruised to victory, winning 101-58.
Tyler Hansbrough leads the way with 14. Ed Davis has made a huge impact off the bench with great defense and blocks inside.
Bobby Frasor has started to impact the game with more aggressive play, turning a steal into a great fast break pass to Wayne Ellington.
It's loud courtside, but it''s almost like all the fans know exactly what's coming before it happens.
UNC doesn't look like it wants to sweat it out today like Memphis did.
Tyler Hansbrough takes over the ACC scoring record with what else, free throws. It's appropriate for the NCAA's all time leading free throw scorer.
Amazing how tired everyone gets so quickly in these tournament games. Everything is bigger, faster, more important when you know it's one and done.
Both Carolina's players and the Radford players were huffing and puffing after just a few possessions.
Ty Lawson just went through warm ups, and he is in uniform for North Carolina.
I didn't believe the announcements that tickets were available, but there are rings of empty seats in the upper level. Everything about the economy has changed and the economy has changed everything -- even the NCAA tournament in the Tar Heels' backyard.
Starting lineups just announced -- Bobby Frasor starts in Lawson's place.
More later as the Heels take on 16 seed Radford.