Most collegiate players find a 12-point, six-rebound game solid. Average that for a season and you're a substantial contributor to your team's success.
Tyler Hansbrough set those as baselines in 2007-08. He never scored less than 12 points in any of his 39 games, and he fell short of six boards only once.
His consistent role in North Carolina's success was the primary reason that he beat out spectacular Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley for national POY honors.
"Psycho T" topped 25 points 16 times during the '07-'08 season, helping his own cause by being an 80-percent foul shooter.
Ken Pomeroy's calculations (subscription required) ranked Hansbrough third in America with 8.1 fouls drawn per 40 minutes, and he was rewarded with a national-best 377 free-throw attempts. He earned his nickname by willingly and gleefully taking all that contact.
The Tar Heels were the preseason No. 1 team in the nation and stayed that way until a surprising home loss to Maryland in January.
By season's end, though, Hansbrough had UNC riding on top once more, despite missing point guard Ty Lawson for seven games in February, a span in which Hansbrough upped his production to 28 points and 12 rebounds per game.
In the first Final Four ever to feature all four No. 1 seeds, UNC fell behind Kansas by as many as 28 points before rallying. Hansbrough produced 17 points and nine rebounds, a good game for most but pedestrian by his standards.
Like almost every other POY winner in the past decade, Hansbrough fell short of the ultimate prize.
Unlike most, he and his team returned to redeem themselves the following year.