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Style of MSU game lets Hansbrough, Lawson shine

The combination of Carolina tempo and Michigan State physicality made for a game suited for Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson, writes Bomani Jones.

Originally Published: March 17, 2007
By Bomani Jones | Special to ESPN.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Rather than being a clash in styles, North Carolina's 81-67 win over Michigan State was a combination of the rapid pace Carolina prefers and Tom Izzo's club's trademark physical play.

In other words, it was the perfect game for both Tyler Hansbrough and Tywon Lawson, and a perfect chance for the Heels to make an emphatic statement.

Lightning-quick Lawson and brawnish Hansbrough combined to carry Carolina in the second half, allowing the Heels to keep the game up-tempo ...

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