GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough was named ACC Player of the Week.
In earning the league’s player of the week award for a record-tying seventh this season, Hansbrough averaged 30.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals in wins over NC State and Wake Forest. The Poplar Bluff, Mo., product made 20-of-32 (.625) from the floor and 21-of-27 (.778) from the free throw line in the two wins. Hansbrough led all players with 32 points, 12 rebounds and a season-high five steals in Wednesday’s 84-70 win at NC State. Four nights later, the 6-9, 250-pound junior tallied a game-high 29 points and added five rebounds and four steals in an 89-73 win over the visiting Demon Deacons.
Hansbrough’s seven selections tie him with former Tar Heel standout Antawn Jamison for the most player of the week selections in a single season. Jamison was selected seven times during his junior year in 1997-98.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke’s Chante Black(from East Forsyth High School and the Metro 4-A conference) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, February 24. Black, who collects the first weekly honor for the 11th-ranked Blue Devils this season, led Duke to victories over Virginia Tech and Virginia last week.
Black averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.0 blocked shot last week for the Blue Devils. On Sunday against Virginia, the junior registered a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks. She hit 7-of-11 field goals and 8-of-9 free throws in the game. Black registered 20 points, five rebounds, four steals and one assist in 28 minutes at Virginia Tech on Friday. The Winston-Salem, N.C., native hit 7-of-14 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws in the contest.
On the week, Black hit 56.0 percent of her field goals and 82.4 percent from the charity stripe. In addition, Black has started all 28 games this season and has totaled double-figure scoring in 24 of those 28 contests.
The Duke Blue Devils enjoy a few days of rest before returning to the hardwood on Sunday, March 2 in the squad’s final regular season tilt – a 5:30 p.m. match up against cross-town rival North Carolina.
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