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Thanks to its defense, UNC tops Virginia 61-57 for ACC title

No. 7 North Carolina held No. 4 Virginia without a field goal for more than 8 minutes in the second half, and Joel Berry II scored 19 points Saturday night, giving the Tar Heels a 61-57 victory for their first ACC Tournament title since 2008. Marcus Paige added 13 points for North Carolina (28-6), which won its 18th league championship. (Associated Press)

Box Score: North Carolina 61, Virginia 57

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 61-57 ACC Tournament Championship victory over the Virginia Cavaliers. (View Box Score)

Virginia, UNC will face off in a heavyweight clash for the ACC title

Virginia will have to earn all of those rewards. Verizon Center will host two of the country’s best teams playing for high stakes Saturday night at 9 p.m. Virginia will try to grind North Carolina with patience and precision. North Carolina will try to overwhelm Virginia with pace and interior muscle. The winner will snip a net and get an inside track in the bracket. (Washington Post)

Tar Heels, Cavs take center stage in ACC final

As moments go, it was small, fleeting and didn’t change anything. And yet it was a moment that says March is indeed here. That everything means more. That the finals of the ACC tournament are here. North Carolina’s Justin Jackson drove to the hoop and scored on a twisting, off-balance layup. He crashed to the floor, his Tar Heels ahead 72-41. (Greensboro News & Record)

Tar Heels remember past failures, try to complete ACC tourney task

Reaching the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament hasn’t been a problem for North Carolina. The seventh-ranked Tar Heels will play in their fifth tournament final during the last six years tonight against fourth-ranked Virginia. Finishing with a title and cutting down the nets has been the issue, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by North Carolina since 2008. (Burlington Times-News)

Video: Tar Heels Win Inaugural ACC Tournament Managers Championship Game

The Tar Heels have at least one ACC Tournament championship win as the squad took home the inaugural Managers Championship title 68-62 against Virginia. View Video...

Tar Heels aim to shake off rough recent history in ACC tournament final

North Carolina will be in familiar territory when it faces Virginia in tonight’s ACC tournament title game. But the thing is, so will the Cavaliers. With fans of the both teams being the most dominant voices in the Verizon Center this week, this was the matchup the event deserved. Both teams spent most of the season ranked in the top 10. (Fayetteville Observer)

‘Paige of old’ makes UNC a much more dangerous team

Marcus Paige was asked about his shooting again Friday, a topic that has become a staple of the senior co-captain’s postgame media sessions over the past couple of months. Only this time he didn’t mind answering the questions. Because instead of having to analyze what’s wrong with his once-pure stroke, as he was asked to do by a gaggle of national reporters only a day earlier, Paige was finally able to talk about what it’s like to see the ball go through the basket again. (Wilmington Star News)

Heels quiet talk of soft schedule

He wasn’t pleading to win one for the Gipper, but Roy Williams’ multiple messages were hammered home as if powered by plutonium. One day after North Carolina’s coach defended — no, one day after Williams was offended by the notion that UNC had a soft conference schedule — his team promptly went out and devastated the No. 4 seed in the ACC tournament. (Winston-Salem Journal)

North Carolina and Virginia on the right trajectory

These Tar Heels are the Tar Heels everyone expected to see 119 days ago, back when UNC started the year as the No. 1 team in the nation, before a head-scratching loss to Northern Iowa not kicked off a season’s worth of questions about their heart, toughness and ability to live up to the ridiculous wealth of talent assembled on one roster. (ESPN.com)

The “old Marcus” helps Heels take game to another level

Have we seen the return of the old Marcus Paige? “Yes, I guess you could call it the old me,” Paige said. “But I didn’t think I ever left.” His overall game seems to flourish even more than the shots are falling. Stopping 2 on 1 breaks with a deflection. Driving layups. Pinpoint passes. Step-back 3s. Driving the lane with vigor. The old Marcus, indeed. (Raleigh & Company)

ACC Championship Preview & Prediction: #1 UNC vs #2 Virginia

As impressive as UNC's dismantling of Notre Dame was last night on the defensive end, it will be a much taller order to do it against Virginia which operates with patience and precision. Senior guard Malcolm Brogdon is seemingly unstoppable and has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. Prediction: UNC 71, UVa 70 (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC, UVa meet in top-tier throwdown

This game almost certainly will decide which team gets a No. 1 seed, or at least give one team to get a chance to get one where one didn’t previously exist (North Carolina). Virginia loses and the Cavaliers probably don’t get one. But the Tar Heels won’t want this game because it’s for that, and neither will Virginia. It’s about something bigger. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina vs. Virginia For ACC Title

Top-seeded North Carolina will try to win its 18th ACC Tournament championship and its first since 2008 when it faces second-seeded Virginia on Saturday night in Washington, D.C. Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Allison Williams will call the game for ESPN. Tim Brant, Mike Gminski and Debbie Antonelli will have the call for the ACC Network. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan visits Terry Sanford High School

Passion, a will to learn and determination are the keys to becoming a strong leader, one of the world's most recognizable athletes told the state's high school student government leaders Friday at Terry Sanford High School. Those were just some of the words of wisdom basketball legend Michael Jordan imparted during a 45-minute stop. (Fayetteville Observer)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. TBD
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(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 Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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