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North Carolina 65, Virginia 41 / Final

Sat, February 18, 2017 8:15 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Atlantic Coast  
Location: Dean Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC  
Cavaliers (41)
Tar Heels (65)
National Rankings: North Carolina #10, Virginia #14
Score by Half: Virginia 22-19 - 41   North Carolina 34-31 - 65  
Officials: Brian O'Connell, Doug Sirmons, Tim Clougherty
Attendance: 21,750
AP Game Recap

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Justin Jackson scored 20 points to help No. 10 North Carolina beat No. 14 Virginia 65-41 on Saturday night, keeping the Tar Heels alone in first in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Kennedy Meeks had all of his 13 points and seven rebounds after halftime for the Tar Heels (23-5, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 47 percent and led by double figures nearly all night against the ice-cold Cavaliers.

UNC led 34-22 at halftime, never let Virginia closer than nine then ran off 10 straight points to take a 25-point lead and send the Cavaliers to their first three-game skid in a single season in six years.

Marial Shayok scored 13 points to lead Virginia (18-8, 8-6), who went 10 minutes without a basket at one point during the second half and missed its first 17 3-pointers for the game as the Tar Heels turned it into a rout.

Virginia shot 28 percent for the game and finished at 2 for 20 from 3-point range to go with a season-low point output, with every missed shot becoming magnified as the Tar Heels stayed in attack mode.

It was also was the second-lowest point total by an opponent in UNC's Smith Center, just a basket better than Clemson's 39 points here in 1995.

UNC finished with a 44-26 rebounding advantage, with much of that edge coming after halftime behind Meeks.

BIG PICTURE

Virginia: The Cavaliers offered up a worst-case scenario Saturday night.

GameFlo
Ties: 1   Lead Changes: 2   Biggest Lead: UNC +27   Run: UNC 20-4 (1-14:51 to 1-5:17)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Tied, 1-1 Previous 3 Seasons: Virginia, 4-3 Since 1990: North Carolina, 37-20
3/10/06
UVA 67 UNC 79
3/1/06
UVA 54 UNC 99
1/19/06
UNC 68 UVA 72
2/16/05
UVA 61 UNC 85
1/29/05
UNC 110 UVA 76
2/24/04
UNC 72 UVA 74
1/24/04
UVA 77 UNC 96
2/12/03
UVA 67 UNC 81
1/11/03
UNC 72 UVA 79
2/12/02
UNC 63 UVA 73
1/12/02
UVA 71 UNC 67
2/25/01
UNC 66 UVA 86
1/24/01
UVA 81 UNC 88
2/20/00
UVA 90 UNC 76
1/18/00
UNC 85 UVA 87
2/20/99
UNC 67 UVA 66
1/21/99
UVA 47 UNC 71
2/11/98
UNC 60 UVA 45
1/10/98
UVA 73 UNC 81
3/7/97
UVA 68 UNC 78
2/8/97
UVA 57 UNC 81
1/11/97
UNC 63 UVA 75

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, USG%: Usage Percentage (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), Eff: Efficiency score

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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