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Video: J.P. Tokoto Alley-oop dunk vs Virginia Tech

UNC forward J.P. Tokoto gets up at the rim to finish the lob from Justin Jackson against Virginia Tech on January 18, 2015. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 68, Virginia Tech 53

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 68-53 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)

In a bind? Tar Heels know tightrope act

North Carolina could probably use a break from all the drama. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels have been in one tight squeeze after another the past few games. “Our club was very resilient,” coach Roy Williams said after one game, calling his team “lucky as all get out” in reference to an outcome. (Burlington Times-News)

Virginia Tech ready to get up and down the floor with UNC

It’s not uncommon to hear Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams screaming on the sideline, exhorting his team to push the ball up the floor. The Hokies won’t need that reminder today. Tech plays at No. 15 North Carolina, another team that likes to get up and down the floor. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Paige playing through the pain

For a guy playing in pain, North Carolina star Marcus Paige has certainly been making an impact of late. The preseason All-American has been suffering from plantar fasciitis (inflamed tissue) in his right foot since the start of conference play. (Roanoke Times)

Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC vs Virginia Tech

The Tar Heels begin what should be a "easier" stretch of three out of four at home before going on a four out of five stretch on the road. First up for the Tar Heels is Virginia Tech under the direction of former Marquette coach Buzz Williams who is attempting to rebuild a program that has hit rock bottom. Prediction: UNC 96 Virginia Tech 68 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Virginia Tech

Year one for Virginia Tech under new head coach Buzz Williams has mostly been about picking up the pieces of the last three seasons, when the Hokies combined to go just 10-42 in conference play under Seth Greenberg and James Johnson. Though 16 games in 2014-15, Tech is 8-8, but the Hokies’ best win in terms of KenPom rating was the season opener against No. 183 Maryland-Eastern Shore. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Host Hokies Sunday

North Carolina (13-4, 3-1 ACC) will try for its third Atlantic Coast Conference win in a row when it hosts Virginia Tech (8-8, 0-3) on Sunday night in the Smith Center. Tipoff is set for 6:32 p.m., and Adam Amin (play-by-play) and former Tar Heel All-America Brad Daugherty (analyst) will have the call for ESPNU’s national television audience. (GoHeels.com)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's numbers are clear indicators why the Hokies are 0-3 in the ACC. The offense and defensive numbers are highly suspect and the rebounding, especially on the defensive end, is bottom of the barrel. The Hokies are 337th in defensive rebounding rate and will be facing the #2 team in the country in offensive rebounding. That likely won't end well for the Hokies. (Tar Heel Blog)

Three to know – Virginia Tech at No. 15 North Carolina

Virginia Tech was picked to finish last in the ACC . Thus far, the prediction may prove correct. The Hokies’ eight wins have all come at home and against teams who don’t reside in power conferences. The Hokies are currently riding a four-game losing streak in which only one game – a surprising 68-66 nail-biter at Syracuse – was particularly close. (Fayetteville Observer)

Reggie Bullock finds good fit with Phoenix

Reggie Bullock knew he was about to be moved from the Los Angeles Clippers. That scenario could have gone a lot of ways but heading across the Sonoran Desert to Phoenix was a relief for the second-year player. For a young player looking to carve out his niche as a 3-point shooter and defender, he would be hard-pressed to be in a better system than the Suns' spread-and-shoot look. (AZ Central)

Tar Heels hope for bigger, better things from Isaiah Hicks

North Carolina sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks came off the bench against N.C. State on Wednesday and didn’t miss a shot from the field (4 for 4) in the first half. Hicks and UNC point guard Marcus Paige each had eight points as the Tar Heels grabbed a 32-26 halftime lead. UNC won the game 81-79. Hicks scored a career-high 12 points, the fourth time this season his point production hit double figures. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Bucks guard Kendall Marshall tears ACL, out for season

Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday. Marshall underwent an MRI Saturday, which confirmed the diagnosis. A surgery date to repair Marshall's knee has yet to be set. Marshall's year finishes with 4.2 points and 3.1 assists per game in his first season in Milwaukee. (CBS Sports)

Previewing Virginia Tech

After playing in three consecutive games decided by two points or less for the first time since 1976, No. 15 North Carolina returns home to welcome Virginia Tech to the Smith Center on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU. (Inside Carolina)

Virginia Tech faces another uphill battle at UNC

Virginia Tech plays the second of four straight games against ranked teams when they travel to Chapel Hill to take on #15 UNC on Sunday at 6:30pm. North Carolina wasn’t playing great earlier in the season, but they have now won seven of their last eight games, including a last second victory against Louisville last weekend. (Tech Sideline)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
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ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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