We Remember: Tyler Hansbrough Bloodied After Being Elbowed by Gerald Henderson

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 2, 2015

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Back on March 4, 2007, Duke and North Carolina met in Chapel Hill. The game itself wasn't that close, as the Tar Heels pulled away for an 86-72 victory, but it did feature a moment that will never be forgotten by basketball fans.

North Carolina held a 12-point lead with 17.5 seconds remaining in the game when Tar Heels star Tyler Hansbrough missed a free throw. Hansbrough managed to come up with the rebound, but as he tried to lay it in for the score, the Blue Devils' Gerald Henderson came flying in and delivered a hard elbow to Hansbrough's face.

Once he got up from the court, Hansbrough—who had 26 points and 17 rebounds in the win—had to be restrained from going after Henderson. 

The legend of Psycho T just continued to grow with this picture:

Henderson was ejected from the game and received a one-game suspension for his actions. Hansbrough ended up with a broken nose and had to play with a protective mask on his face in the postseason. North Carolina's Marcus Ginyard had to come in and shoot the free throws for his bloodied teammate.

The mask didn't seem to hold back the Tar Heels, as North Carolina made it to the Elite Eight in the 2007 NCAA tournament. Duke was bounced in the first round by VCU.

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