Stay Weblog: North Carolina at Virginia
North Carolina returns to the square after an unexpected week with a trip to ACC, which runs Virginia.
The Tar Heels won at Duke at four o’clock last Saturday night and won for the fourth time in five games. Carolina was then supposed to play Miami on Monday night, but several players and managers on the team got together to celebrate after the Duke’s victory. However, people from outside the team bubble attended and videos from the event surfaced.
Given the possibility of someone on the Tar Heel team being exposed to COVID and with a turnaround time of less than 48 hours, Miami was inconvenient to continue the game on Monday and it was postponed.
The Tar Heels have not quarantined or suspended anyone. Coach Roy Williams said the discipline for the incident was “internal” and “appropriate” and that the tar heels were in full strength for the Virginia game.
The heels have to be in their game to compete with the Cavaliers who have made a run for the year after a shaky 4-2 start. Virginia has won 10 out of 11 games and leads the ACC 10-1, 14-3 overall.
Carolina has problems defending the three this season and Virginia is the eighth most accurate three-point shooting team in the country. Roy Williams said his tall men would have to go into the arch to defend the perimeter against great UVA men Jay Huff and Sam Hauser, who both hit over 42 percent of three.
Their starters: Brooks, Bacot, Black, Love, Walton
After almost 3 minutes of playing time, Love receives a bargain price for the first points of the game. UVa basketball, people
The teams are a combined 2-on-13
Uva hits his second three, which is a bad sign for UNC. Heels Trail 6-2 for those under 16
UNC 0: 10 for shots from his offensive (as opposed to Love’s Breakaway). UVA hits another 3. It’s 11-2 and UNC has a gunshot wound. Heels in the danger zone
Platek fouled on a Drive & Dish. For those under 12, it’s 15-4 Virginia
Three back to back possessions for UVA. This has always been a matchup problem for UNC, but it couldn’t have started much worse. 21-4 Virginia
Virginia went two and a half minutes without a goal. We go to those under 8 with the score 21-7.
Heels on a 9-1 run and have hit double digits. 22-13 UVA.
UVA hits a three, it’s the first basket in six minutes. For those under 4, it’s 25-15.
It could have been a lot worse for the heels. Halfway through 27-18 Virginia