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Hansbrough still burns over last year's Mason loss

Tyler Hansbrough hasn't let go of last season's loss to George Mason, and he's using that to fuel the Heels tournament run, writes Andy Katz.

Originally Published: March 24, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- So there was Tyler Hansbrough, the mouth guard that protects his broken tooth hanging out, screaming from the bench at his teammates to switch on defense.

Hansbrough still was intense, still was carrying on about the outcome of the game -- with 41 seconds left and North Carolina up by 10 on USC.

"I told him after the game that his will power, whether he's scoring or not, is evident with this team," North Carolina assistant Joe Holladay said. "He doesn't care if ...

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