Boxscore
North Carolina 54, Virginia 51
Saturday, February 25, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Officials - Dwayne Gladden, Joe Lindsay, Tim Nestor
Attendance - 14273

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
North Carolina 26 28 54
Virginia 30 21 51

Recap


NORTH CAROLINA 54, VIRGINIA 51: Tyler Zeller led the way with 20 points as the visiting Tar Heels kept pace atop the ACC by beating the Cavaliers for the second time this season.

John Henson collected 15 points and 11 rebounds for North Carolina (25-4, 12-2 ACC), which has won five straight and remains tied with rival Duke for first place in the conference. The Tar Heels close the regular season at Duke next weekend.

Virginia (21-7, 8-6), which features the top scoring defense in the ACC, was able to dictate the pace against the Tar Heels, who entered second in the nation and tops in the conference in scoring.

The Cavaliers held North Carolina to 33 percent shooting and took a 30-26 lead into the break. Virginia led as late as 5:53 left, when Joe Harris tipped in an offensive rebound to make it 49-48.

But the Cavaliers would make only one field goal the rest of the way. Zeller assisted on Henson’s dunk that gave North Carolina the lead and scored twice more on the inside, including a dunk in the lane with 14 seconds left that made it 54-51.

Virginia had two chances to tie it in the final 10 seconds but missed both 3-point attempts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cavaliers star Mike Scott was held to six points on 3-of-13 shooting … Jontel Evans led Virginia with 13 points … North Carolina held a huge rebounding edge, 44-29.

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyler Zeller 31:00 7-11 0-0 6-6 2 4 6 1 2 0 2 1 20
Harrison Barnes 36:00 3-15 0-5 1-3 2 7 9 0 2 0 2 0 7
Reggie Bullock 32:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 6 6 0 0 1 3 0 3
John Henson 36:00 4-10 0-0 7-8 3 8 11 1 1 0 2 2 15
Kendall Marshall 37:00 0-6 0-2 1-2 0 3 3 6 2 1 2 0 1
P.J. Hairston 11:00 2-4 1-3 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 1 5
James Michael McAdoo 12:00 0-1 0-0 3-4 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 3
Justin Watts 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stilman White 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-51 2-14 18-23 9 35 44 8 11 2 11 4 54
  33.3% 14.3% 78.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 11

Virginia Cavaliers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jontel Evans 35:00 6-13 0-1 1-3 1 4 5 3 2 2 0 1 13
Joe Harris 28:00 5-10 2-5 0-1 2 3 5 3 0 0 0 3 12
Akil Mitchell 17:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0
Mike Scott 22:00 3-13 0-2 0-0 0 7 7 0 4 0 1 2 6
Sammy Zeglinski 36:00 4-12 3-10 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 11
Darion Atkins 18:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 3 1 0 0 2
Malcolm Brogdon 25:00 1-4 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 4
Paul Jesperson 19:00 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 21-60 6-23 3-6 5 24 29 7 17 3 4 7 51
  35.0% 26.1% 50.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 4
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