The No. 1 North Carolina Tarheels and the No. 1 Connecticut Huskies took the court for their first-round games yesterday.
Entering the 2009 NCAA Tournament, No. 1 seeds were 96-0 all-time in 1st-round games against 16th-seeded teams.
Make it 98-0!
The UConn Huskies thwarted the Chattanooga Mocs 103-47 yesterday afternoon, despite being without head coach Jim Calhoun. Calhoun gave his post-game speech from a phone, instead of the locker room.
Calhoun was released from a local Philadelphia hospital and was said to be headed to practice with his Huskies. UConn will face No. 9 Texas A&M tomorrow at 3:35 p.m. at Wachovia Center.
The UNC Tarheels were practically at home as they faced off against the Big South champion Radford Highlanders in Greensboro yesterday afternoon.
The Heels lived up to their No. 1 status as they cruised to a 101-58 victory at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Tyler Hansbrough became the ACC all-time leading scorer, as he surpassed J.J. Redick with his 22 points against RU.
UNC will face the No. 8 LSU Tigers on Saturday at 5:45 p.m.
No. 1 Louisville faces No. 16 Morehead State at 7:10 p.m. and the No. 1 Pitt Panthers take on the No. 16 ETSU Pirates at 2:55 p.m. today.