Originally Posted by Jerz Netz
it was obviously accidental. Hansbrough deserved it too trying to run up the score
Run up the score? Dude was playing ball man. You don't run up the score in a 12 point ball game. Running up the score is for 40-70 point annihilations.
Henderson's hit looked pretty intentional to me, that's just not a normal "basketball motion". He went up for a possible rebound, didn't get it, turned and elbowed Hansbrough in the face.
But hey, it's a huge rivalry game, whaddya expect?