Heels Smothered DefensivelyNo. 12 North Carolina scored on eight of its first 10 possessions to take a six-point lead over No. 3 Virginia on Monday night. The Tar Heels’ offensive efficiency plummeted shortly thereafter. The Cavaliers’ defensive game plan was to play the lane and make UNC play over the top. The Tar Heels shot 38.3 percent and committed 11 turnovers over its final 54 possessions. (Inside Carolina)
Virginia bounces back impressively by winning at North CarolinaVirginia's comfortable road victory was partially a product of an inspired performance from the Cavaliers and partially a product of a terrible matchup for North Carolina. The Tar Heels thrive in transition, on the offensive glass and scoring around the rim, but two of Virginia's greatest strengths are its ability to wall off the paint on defense and to force opponents to play at a methodical pace. (Yahoo! Sports)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 75-64 loss to Virginia on February 2nd, 2015.
Video: UNC-Virginia Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's 75-64 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday night in Chapel Hill:
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - VirginiaWhat a second half defensive clinic from Virginia, as the Cavaliers absolutely dominated the first 15 minutes of the final period. Carolina scored 15 points in the first 16 minutes of the second half, with Tony Bennett's club showing great team defense, communication, and rotation. Virginia is good, really good. That being said, the Tar Heels need to beat the really good teams at the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 Virginia dominates 2nd half to beat No. 12 UNC 75-64Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points and No. 3 Virginia's defense locked down in the second half to beat No. 12 North Carolina 75-64 on Monday night. Justin Anderson added 16 for the Cavaliers who responded to their first loss of the season by blowing open a tight game at halftime for an impressive road win. After shooting 52 percent in the first half, UNC went just 11-for-29 (38 percent) after halftime. (ESPN.com)
Box Score: Virginia 75, North Carolina 64View the complete box score from North Carolina's 75-64 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers Monday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)
No. 12 UNC, No. 3 Virginia meet seeking bounce-back winAfter suffering their first loss of the season, the Virginia Cavaliers continue a three-game gauntlet through the ACC, as they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in a key conference showdown at the Dean E. Smith Center on Monday. Roy Williams' Tar Heels are right there among the top teams in the league, thanks to dominant play from mid-December until late January. (WRAL Sports Fan)
20 Years Ago Today...Twenty years ago today, UNC knocked off Duke 102-100 in double overtime. For UNC fans, this game is best remembered for the "Stackhouse Dunk". As good as Stackhouse's dunk was, Jeff Capel's near halfcourt shot to send the game to double overtime is what most everyone else remembers. In fact, that highlight is so prevalent that many people think Duke won the game, not UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)
Preview & Prediction: #12 UNC vs #3 VirginiaThe grind of the ACC schedule continues for both teams as UNC and Virginia attempt to bounce back from having blown second half leads to Louisville and Duke respectively. The question going into Monday's match-up is how does either team respond? UNC is tied in the loss column with Notre Dame and Louisville with Virginia a game ahead and Duke a game behind. Prediction: UNC 64 Virginia 62 (Tar Heel Blog)
Warriors, McAdoo agree on another 10-day contractThe Warriors and forward James Michael McAdoo reached agreement on a second 10-day contract Monday, according to agent Jim Tanner. McAdoo averaged 37.5 points and 13 rebounds and shot 66 percent from the field in two games for Santa Cruz in his return to the team having completed his first 10-day contract. (San Jose Mercury News)
UNC must move past loss to face VirginiaNorth Carolina hasn't exactly worn out the nets this season, but plenty of shots the Tar Heels missed turned out to be decent plays because the team's been so good on the offensive boards. UNC arrived here at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in offensive rebounding percentage. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Quick turnaround for Tar Heels and CavaliersAn overtime loss at Louisville on Saturday will prevent North Carolina from moving into the top 10, but the Tar Heels (17-5, 7-2) have a chance to tie Notre Dame for first place in the league Monday, when they host Virginia (19-1, 7-1). The Cavaliers suffered their first loss Saturday night against Duke. Quick turnarounds against high-level competition are among the rigors of the ACC. (Fayetteville Observer)
Tar Heels, Cavs set for showdown after tough lossesOn Tuesday morning, one of the top teams in the ACC will have a two-game losing streak. That makes tonight’s game in Chapel Hill between No. 2 Virginia and No. 13 North Carolina the biggest so far in the ACC schedule. The Tar Heels had their six-game winning streak snapped at Louisville on Saturday —set the same day Virginia suffered its first loss of the season, at home against Duke. (Winston-Salem Journal)
Video: Coach Robinson Previews VirginiaThe Tar Heels return from Louisville to face a tough Virginia team at home on Monday night in the Smith Center. Jones Angell spoke with assistant coach Steve Robinson, who scouted the Cavaliers for UNC.
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