Top Ranked UNC Cruises Past Iona

 UNC Tarheels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Hansbrough had 27 points while Danny Green scored 15 to lead No. 1 North Carolina past Iona 107-72 in its home opener on Sunday.

Wayne Ellington added 14 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who never trailed and quickly turned the game into a display of the all-around attack that has made them an early favorite to win the national championship. Five players scored in double figures as North Carolina shot 51 percent in its first game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Dexter Gray scored 18 points to lead the Gaels (0-3).