Hansbrough gets braces

Staff WriterJanuary 23, 2009 

Psycho T now has psycho teeth.

North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough, who had his right front tooth loosened Wednesday night by Clemson forward Jerai Grant's left elbow, had clear braces fitted around that tooth and several other upper ones Thursday, a team spokesman said in an e-mail.

The medical staff will re-evaluate the team's leading scorer in about a week, at which point they might remove the braces if the tooth is more stable, or leave them in if it's not.

The injury happened early in the first half of fifth-ranked UNC's 94-70 win over the No. 10 Tigers at the Smith Center. Hansbrough left the court briefly but returned with a mouth guard and finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The All-American -- and his teammates -- next play at Florida State on Wednesday

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