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North Carolina flexes too much muscle for Virginia Tech

Entering Thursday, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team had played three straight games that were not decided until the waning minutes. There was no such drama this time. Ninth-ranked North Carolina showed why it is the best rebounding team in the nation, dominating the Hokies on the glass and cruising to a 91-72 victory at the Smith Center. (Roanoke Times)

Justin Jackson's elevated game makes North Carolina title contender

The current era in college basketball looks down on juniors and seniors still sticking to their teams. They are expected to move on the NBA and star in the league. Justin Jackson is a throwback player in that sense. He has steadily improved his game since heading to Chapel Hill as a freshman and now looks like an NBA Draft lottery pick. (Sporting News)

No. 9 UNC Displays All-Around Dominance in Win Over Virginia Tech

Now alone atop the ACC men’s basketball standings, the ninth-ranked Tar Heels flexed their muscles and played like it Thursday at the Smith Center—dominating Virginia Tech from the inside and the outside in a 91-72 victory. UNC drained a season-high 14 three-pointers in the rout—on a staggering 30 attempts–while also punishing Virginia Tech on the glass. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels' 3-point shooting shaping up to be a new concern for foes

The scouting report on slowing North Carolina's offense just got a little bit tougher. After watching Carolina drill a season-high 14 3-pointers in its 91-72 win over the Hokies, it's time to rewrite the game plan. It was the most 3-pointers the Heels have made since having 15 against Mississippi State in the 2012 Maui Invitational. Six different players made 3s. (ESPN.com)

Only hot takes for Tar Heels were from three

UNC beat Virginia Tech 91-72 to take a one-game lead on the rest of the ACC, but my job isn't to tell you about the game. I've been asked to write a "hot take article" to help get us some traffic. It's all about the clicks in this business. The clicks and the views. And so far, this season, Carolina has been dominated in that category by a wide margin. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: One To Remember

One of the most fun things about attending a Carolina Basketball game in the Smith Center is picking out the former Tar Heels in the crowd and reminiscing. Thursday night, against Virginia Tech, there was Antawn Jamison, Phil Ford, Lennie Rosenbluth, Sean May, Eric Montross, and Desmond Hubert. Each comes with their own set of memories. (GoHeels.com)

Amid trend of upsets, Tar Heels lean on hard lessons they've already learned

Ninth-ranked North Carolina, which lost to the unranked Yellow Jackets to open conference play, avoided a similar fate against the Hokies putting together one of the season’s most complete efforts and backing up their status as the ACC’s current top dog. “It’s the middle of the season, teams get lackadaisical,” Tar Heels center Kennedy Meeks said. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC's Winning the Specialty Stats

The Tar Heels rolled past Virginia Tech for their seventh-straight victory and into sole possession of first place in the ACC by dominating the statistical categories that are little more than footnotes at the bottom of box scores. For the game, UNC took 22 more field goal attempts (73-51) and outscored VT 20-6 in second-chance points and 11-5 in points off turnovers. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Virginia Tech Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "Theo [Pinson] rolled his ankle. We’ll see what it is but we didn’t want to push it putting him back in. I sent after him to come out there and sit on the bench thinking everyone would cheer like crazy for him. I’m not a very good director because that was the same time Justin [Jackson] made the big three and then I put all the walk-ons in, so nobody realized." (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

The Tar Heels are now 19-3 overall, 7-1 in the ACC and 11-0 at home this season. UNC scored 85 or more points for the seventh consecutive ACC game. UNC had never done that in more than five straight ACC games in its history prior to this stretch. Justin Jackson led UNC in scoring for the 10th time this year with 26 points, his 10th 20-point game of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Players Post-Virginia Tech Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 91-72 win over Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill on Thursday. Here are their video interviews: Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Tony Bradley

The Primary Break: UNC-VT Quick Takes

Quick statistical nuggets from UNC’s 91-72 victory over Virginia Tech. Both UNC’s 14 made 3s and 30 attempted 3s were season highs, topping the 12 and 27 against NC State. Justin Jackson’s 26 points pushed him past 1300 in his career. He moved by York Larese, Joe Forte, George Karl, and Kevin Madden, and now ranks 42nd on UNC’s career leaderboard with 1303. (The Secondary Break)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 91-72 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

UNC too much for Va. Tech

Maybe Tar Heels big man Kennedy Meeks does go out there and pad his stats by intentionally missing shots so he can do a little glass cleaning. Meeks had six offensive rebounds in the first half when North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 91-72 Thursday in the Dean E. Smith Center. He finished the game with seven offensive rebounds, seven defensive rebounds and 15 points. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: UNC Shoots Past VT, 91-72 - Game Highlights

Justin Jackson led the way with 26 points and the Tar Heels drained a season-best 14 threes in the victory over Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill on January 26, 2017. Read More...

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 78
Syracuse: 74
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UNC @ ACC Tournament First Round
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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia14-124-2
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