Hansbrough's numbers have been in decline for a few seasons now, but he's as physical as ever, and that quality means opponents will never enjoy battling him on the boards.
Even if it's in microscopic doses.
“He is a killer worker,” the coach says about Hansbrough. “He had two rebounds and he was one for one (on field goal attempts), but he brings physicality to the floor.” Hansbrough played 8:55 minutes, his longest stint of the season. His numbers were pedestrian: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 1 assist and 3 personal fouls. “Tyler made a lot of plays,” says Walker. “A lot of them won’t show up on the stat sheet.”