DETROIT — Over the years, North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough has donated scores of his national trophies to the school's basketball museum. But after the Tar Heels blew out Michigan State 89-72 to win the NCAA title Monday night, he said he finally found one thing he wants to keep.
"This net — I'm not going to give them this net,'' he said, referring to the freshly-cut rope around his neck. "I'll hide it."
Hansbrough finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, and was a member of the all-tournament team. As another reward, the notoriously-dedicated workout maestro didn't plan to go anywhere near a gym on Tuesday.
"I'm giving myself a week off,'' he said, grinning ear to ear.