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UNC Retires Hansbrough's No. 50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina retired Tyler Hansbrough's No. 50 jersey on Wednesday night, honoring the leading scorer and rebounder in the history of one of college basketball's winningest programs.

Hansbrough was presented with a framed jersey at halftime of the Tar Heels' game against rival Duke.

He's the eighth Tar Heel to have his number retired. He has known this day was coming ever since his junior season when he won the AP national player of the year award. The following year, he led North Carolina to its fifth national title.

The four-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection finished his career with a league-record 2,872 points and a school-record 1,219 rebounds to go with the NCAA record of 982 made free throws.


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