Observations

Ken TysiacDecember 13, 2009 

In a strange incident late in the second half, a fan was ejected from a seat about 20 rows behind the North Carolina bench after upsetting coach Roy Williams.

The fan yelled for Tar Heels forward Deon Thompson to miss a free throw while Thompson was on the line. Williams turned around and looked up at the fan, and soon three officers were on their way into the stands to escort the fan out.

"Let's don't make it a bigger thing than it is," Williams said. "I just don't think anybody should yell negative things toward our players that come in on our tickets to watch our game."

UNC sports information director Steve Kirschner said security officers told him that the fan appeared intoxicated, wasn't in his ticketed seat and had been asked to move earlier.

Freshman wing John Henson showed some of the outside shooting ability that made him such a highly regarded recruit when he made two 3-pointers in four attempts.

He was 1-for-6 on 3-point attempts in his first nine games. At 6 feet 10 and with extremely long arms, he also makes for an intriguing presence at the top of a 3-2 zone that the Tar Heels used on a few possessions.

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