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Tar Heels can't conquer Virginia

It was with resigned shrugs and shakes of his head that Brice Johnson, while fiddling with the gauze patched on his bloody fingertips, gave a straightforward synopsis of how Virginia went about winning Saturday night’s showdown game. “They wanted the ball,” the North Carolina forward said. (Burlington Times-News)

Evaluating major conference races as they hit the home stretch

Four of the ACC's top teams faced off on Saturday. No. 12 Miami came from behind to defeat No. 11 Louisville, 73-65, while No. 3 Virginia knocked off No. 7 North Carolina at home, 79–74. What does the top of the ACC standings look like? Miami and UNC are tied for first with 12–4 conference records. Louisville and Virginia are one game back of the leaders. (Sports Illustrated)

Lucas: Searching For Stops

With four minutes left in the second half, the Tar Heels battled back to forge a 45-45 tie against a team that hasn’t lost at home all season. Over the next eight minutes, Virginia committed three turnovers. But on the 15 possessions that they did not commit a turnover, they scored 14 times. Ballgame, go home, that’ll do it. (GoHeels.com)

UNC misses chance to gain separation

Toughness is more than a physical characteristic. There's a mental component to it, as well, and third-ranked Virginia had more on both fronts in a 79-74 home win over seventh-ranked North Carolina on Saturday night. It is a big reason why UNC enters the final week of the regular season without sole possession of first place in the ACC. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams Post-Virginia Quotes & Video

Roy Williams: "Malcolm (Brogdon) in the first half was about as good of a performance as we’ve had against us this season, but we couldn’t quite get over the hump. They’re 18 of 21 from the free throw line, we’re 7 for 13, and a couple of those were one-and-ones down the stretch. It’s all those little things that made them end up with more points than we did." (Inside Carolina)

Joel Berry: "You've got to have that heart"

Joel Berry's 21 points led UNC. Still the sophomore point guard was frustrated. "You've got to have that heart to want to be able to stop them on the defensive end," Berry said. "I can only do so much. I can just try and motivate my guys. But it takes the whole team to be able to do what we want to do. If we want to lock down people it has to be all five guys buying in." (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Stumble in Charlottesville

With North Carolina trailing by five points with 36 seconds to play, Brice Johnson jumped to secure the rebound. The ACC Player of the Year candidate then fell to the ground, landing on his right hip as the ball rolled out of bounds. That one moment epitomized a night in which UNC was unable to make enough plays to clinch a signature road win and a double-bye in the ACC Tournament. (Inside Carolina)

Brogdon's brilliance, team's overall toughness lift U.Va. over North Carolina

Malcolm Brogdon dazzled again and should become Virginia’s first ACC Player of the Year since Ralph Sampson. He made 3s, runners, mid-range jumpers and contested layups, all while defending fiercely, as the Cavaliers defeated North Carolina. But Saturday night’s 79-74 victory transcended Brogdon’s brilliance. (Daily Press)

Virginia 79, UNC 74: What We Learned

Ultimately it was the free throws and Virginia doing some second-half work on the offensive glass that did the Tar Heels in. UNC mustered 74 points against a staunch defense, but not being able to keep Virginia off the free throw line proved costly. All that being said, at some point UNC needs to show they can win a game of this nature. (Tar Heel Blog)

Recap: Virginia 79, UNC 74

UNC struggles to stop Malcolm Brogdon and Virginia on one end of the court and is out of sorts enough offensively to give Virginia the edge it needs for a 79-74 win. It was clear from the start two things were going to happen: Malcolm Brogdon was going to hit shots no matter who was guarding him and UNC was going to struggle to get consistent offensive execution. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tar Heels Fall at Virginia, 79-74 - Highlights

Joel Berry scored a career-high 21 points, but North Carolina fell on the road to Virginia 79-74 on February 27, 2016. View Video...

UVA climbs closer to 3rd straight ACC regular season title with win vs. UNC

After a 79-74 win against North Carolina on Saturday, the Cavaliers are back in the thick of the title race, chasing a third-straight ACC regular season crown. UNC fell out of solo first place with the loss, now tied with Miami at 12-4. Virginia moved into a tie with Louisville for second place at 11-5, and now own the head-to-head tiebreaker against the Tar Heels. (CBS Sports)

Brogdon's 26 lead No. 3 Virginia past No. 7 UNC, 79-74

Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and No. 3 Virginia used a 16-5 second-half run to break open a tie game and held off No. 7 North Carolina 79-74 on Saturday, the Cavaliers' 19th consecutive home victory. Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Marcus Paige added 13 points and Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson each had 12. (Associated Press)

Video: Joel Berry Scores Career-High 21 vs Virginia

Joel Berry set a new career high with 21 points on 8/15 from the field (including 5/9 from behind the arc) to go with 5 rebounds and 3 steals against Virginia on February 27, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Virginia

The key stretch in Saturday's 79-74 loss came midway through the second half, as the Tar Heels had some substitutes on the floor. Virginia quickly took the game from 49-49 to an 11-point lead in a span of about three minutes. It eventually turned into a 16-5 run, with the Cavaliers seemingly scoring on every possession. (GoHeels.com)

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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