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Tar Heels Grind Out a Win Over Virginia Tech, Could Move to No. 1

The Tar Heels came into Cassell Coliseum on Sunday riding a 10-game win streak–then opened up a 20-point lead on the Hokies in the first half. But after a furious Virginia Tech rally, the Tar Heels were forced to hang on for a narrow 75-70 victory. It was a comeback that quickly reminded Roy Williams’ team that they were, in fact, on a business trip. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC 75, Virginia Tech 70: Tar Heels Show Toughness Again

UNC is in the midst of a tough stretch. The offensive prowess on display earlier in the season seems to come now in starts and fits. Marcus Paige, who generally shows up for at least the second half of games, has made just one three pointer in his last 22 attempts over a four game span. Justin Jackson has flashes, but consistency continues to be elusive for him. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Overcomes Shooting Woes...Again

After building its reputation as arguably the top offensive team in the country, No. 2 UNC has spent the last nine days proving it can also win when the shots aren't falling. The Tar Heels shot a season-low 37.8 percent in Sunday’s 75-70 win at Virginia Tech, four days after shooting 38.4 percent against Wake Forest. Last weekend, UNC shot 37.9 percent in its win over N.C. State. (Inside Carolina)

Virginia Tech hangs tough with No. 2 North Carolina, but falls 75-70

After a dismal start Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech made life uncomfortable for No. 2 North Carolina before falling 75-70 to the Tar Heels. Brice Johnson led UNC (18-2, 7-0 ACC) with 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Zach LeDay had 17 points for Tech. Despite shooting just 37.8 percent from the floor, UNC was able to hold off Tech. (Daily Press)

Recap: UNC 75, Virginia Tech 70

The Tar Heels blow a 20 point first half lead, trail by two in the second half before finding a way to grab a tough road win 75-70 over Virginia Tech. Brice Johnson led UNC with 19 points and 15 rebounds. He also made two key defensive plays with a tip of the Hokie inbounds pass and a force jump ball. Joel Berry was the only other Tar Heel in double figures with 13 points. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: #2 Tar Heels Survive Hokies on the Road, 75-70 - Highlights

Brice Johnson's 19 points and 17 rebounds (plus 4 steals and 3 blocks) led the Tar Heels to a tough 75-70 victory on the road at Virginia Tech on January 24, 2016. View Video...

Brice Johnson scores 19, UNC beats Va Tech for 12th straight win

Brice Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Sunday, leading No. 2 North Carolina over Virginia Tech 75-70 for its 12th straight victory. North Carolina (18-2, 7-0 ACC) led by as many as 20 in the first half, but the Hokies took a 61-59 lead on a basket by Kerry Blackshear Jr. with 8:05 remaining. It was their only lead of the game. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Virginia Tech

Sooner or later, Carolina's perimeter shooting problems are going to catch up to them. But it won't be Sunday, as the Tar Heels made just enough shots to escape Blacksburg with a 75-70 victory. That was despite Carolina going just 3-for-23 from the three-point line and going through long stretches of finding it very difficult to create any offense. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 75, Virginia Tech 70

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 75-70 win over Virginia Tech Sunday in Blacksburg. (View Box Score)

ESPNews To Carry UNC-Virginia Tech Game Live

Sunday's game between North Carolina and Virginia Tech will be televised live by ESPNews at 3 p.m. The contest originally was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. but was moved to 3 p.m. due to snow in the Blacksburg, Va., area. The game had been scheduled to be televised by ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. but now will be shown live on ESPNews as well as streamed on WatchESPN. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels try to conjure up answer for shooting slump

North Carolina has reached the verge of returning to the top spot in the national rankings in spite of its low-grade shooting recently. The Tar Heels, who could be back at No. 1 on Monday with a victory Sunday at Virginia Tech, have weathered back-to-back games of shooting worse than 39 percent from the field, their least accurate performances of the season. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC knows how great they can be

After Wednesday's win over Wake Forest, CarolinaBlue asked UNC players how good this 2015-2016 can really be. The Heels are in a shooting slump and not playing with the defensive effort their coach demands. The last two wins have been sloppy offensive performances, but the Tar Heels' have won comfortably. What does this mean about how good this UNC team can be? (Carolina Blue)

Know Your Opponent: Virginia Tech

Clemson's five-game conference winning streak grabbed most of the underdog-related headlines around the ACC, but Virginia Tech's 4-2 start to league play has certainly been worthy of attention. With wins over NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest and at Georgia Tech, the Hokies enter Sunday's contest just a game out of second place in the league's crowded middle. (GoHeels.com)

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC at Virginia Tech

Snow games can be weird. The students at Virginia Tech, with a huge snowstorm crippling the area and the #2 team in the country coming to town will likely fill Cassell Coliseum. The energy level will be high as the Hokies looked to score a huge upset and pad the NCAA resume with another top ten win. Needless to say the Tar Heels will be tested. Prediction: UNC 81, Virginia Tech 74 (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams worries about defense despite UNC's big ACC wins

North Carolina coach Roy Williams started with sarcasm in his most recent postgame press conference. "I'm as happy as I can possibly be," he said. Five minutes later, as he wrapped up his thoughts about an 83-68 home win against Wake Forest, Williams encapsulated his true feelings. (Fayetteville Observer)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at UVA0
8:00 PM ET
UNC0
at Boston College0
8:00 PM ET
Pitt27
at Miami (FL)22
1:59 IN 1ST
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina8-219-4
(7) Virginia8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
(12) Miami7-318-4
Duke7-418-6
Clemson7-514-10
Pittsburgh6-417-5
Florida State6-516-7
Syracuse6-516-8
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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