Boxscore
North Carolina 70, Virginia 52
Saturday, February 11, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Officials - Sean Hull, Tim Kelly, Jamie Luckie
Attendance - 20496

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Virginia 32 20 52
North Carolina 35 35 70

Recap


North Carolina 70, Virginia 52: Tyler Zeller scored 25 points to help No. 5 North Carolina rebound from a crushing loss to Duke with a much-needed marquee win over visiting No. 20 Virginia. 

The Tar Heels (21-4, 8-2 ACC) appeared a bit hungover from a massive collapse against Duke on Wednesday but dominated the glass and pushed the pace in the second half to claim its first victory over a ranked opponent since beating No. 7 Wisconsin in November. Both Harrison Barnes and John Henson recorded double-doubles, while Zeller grabbed nine rebounds himself against an undersized front line for Virginia (19-5, 6-4 ACC), which ran out of gas with a thin six-man rotation.

The Cavaliers’ second-ranked scoring defense held the Tar Heels in check for most of the first half until a 13-3 run pushed the home team ahead at the break. A Virginia scoring drought, where it made just one field goal in more than a nine-minute stretch in the second half and allowed North Carolina to turn a three-point deficit into a 12-point advantage with 7:44 left.

Mike Scott had 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Cavaliers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: North Carolina went 1 for 10 from 3-point range, matching a season-low for the second straight game … UNC outrebounded Virginia 46-31 … A contrast of styles, the Tar Heels took 11 more shots than the Cavs in the second half.

Virginia Cavaliers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jontel Evans 37:00 4-11 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 5 0 0 4 0 12
Joe Harris 35:00 2-9 2-5 2-4 2 3 5 2 2 1 2 0 8
Akil Mitchell 26:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 5 5 1 4 2 1 2 3
Mike Scott 27:00 9-17 0-1 0-0 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 0 18
Sammy Zeglinski 35:00 1-7 1-6 0-0 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 0 3
Darion Atkins 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 2 2
Malcolm Brogdon 24:00 2-6 0-2 2-3 0 4 4 0 2 0 2 0 6
Paul Jesperson 5:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-55 3-16 9-13 7 24 31 9 19 3 12 4 52
  36.4% 18.8% 69.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 12

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Harrison Barnes 30:00 4-15 0-2 6-6 4 7 11 1 1 0 1 1 14
Reggie Bullock 34:00 2-11 1-6 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 5
John Henson 30:00 4-11 0-0 2-3 5 5 10 1 3 0 2 4 10
Kendall Marshall 32:00 1-4 0-1 3-4 0 2 2 6 2 1 2 0 5
Tyler Zeller 30:00 9-16 0-0 7-8 5 4 9 3 3 3 2 1 25
James Michael McAdoo 18:00 3-9 0-0 3-6 1 6 7 1 0 2 0 0 9
Justin Watts 18:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
Stilman White 8:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-68 1-10 21-27 19 29 48 14 11 7 8 6 70
  35.3% 10.0% 77.8% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8
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