North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough will not play tonight against Kentucky. But he did begin practicing again Monday, coach Roy Williams said on his radio show.
"We let Tyler do dummy offense,'' Williams said on the Monday night show, according to insidecarolina.com. "It's the first time he's done anything in three weeks. He did fast break drill No. 1, which is just run down there and shoot a layup and you run back. Then we did dummy offense, trying to make sure he still knows the plays. He dunked about 10 of them, and I took him out, because I said,'Tyler, it's OK to lay it up.' I think he was trying to show me that he's OK. But that's all we let him do."
Hansbrough has been sidelined three weeks with a stress reaction in his right shin. Williams said he still doesn't know whether Hansbrough will play Friday at UC Santa Barbara, or in the Maui Invitational, which begins Monday.