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Top Ranked UNC Slips Past BYU In Vegas

Tyler Hansbrough barely even glanced at the MVP trophy sitting at his locker. The star forward was much more pleased by top-ranked North Carolina's defense in a win that required solid efforts from all the healthy Tar Heels.

Hansbrough scored 21 points, Wayne Ellington hit a key 3-pointer with 2:06 left and North Carolina made a late surge for a 73-63 victory over BYU on Saturday night to win the Las Vegas Invitational.

Ellington scored 15 points and Danny Green had 14 for the Tar Heels, off to their first 5-0 start since coach Roy Williams' first season in 2003-04. North Carolina played most of the night without injured point guard Ty Lawson, but finally pushed ahead for good when BYU's outside shooting acumen disappeared in the final minutes.


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