Top Ranked Tar Heels Snap Gauchos' Win Streak
Dec. 22, 2007
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Hansbrough scored 21 points and No. 1 North Carolina defeated UC Santa Barbara 105-70 on Saturday.
Marcus Ginyard added a career-high 17 points, Wayne Ellington also had 17 and Ty Lawson finished with 15 for the Tar Heels (11-0), who shot 57 percent in continuing their best start since the 1997-98 team won its first 17 games.
James Powell and Alex Harris scored 17 points apiece and Nedim Pajevic had 12 for the Gauchos (10-2), who were denied in their bid to match the best 12-game start in school history. UC Santa Barbara's eight-game winning streak -- its longest since opening 1988-89 with 11 straight victories -- also was snapped in its first meeting with a No. 1 team since knocking off eventual national champion UNLV in 1990.