Jan. 20, 2014
The Cavaliers (14-5, 5-1) opened a 15-point lead early in the second half. Justin Anderson had 13 points as Virginia extended its best start in league play since the 1994-95 team also opened 5-1.
Kennedy Meeks scored 15 points and James Michael McAdoo had 11 for North Carolina (11-7, 1-4). The Tar Heels avoided the first 0-4 ACC start in team history by beating Boston College in their last game, but trailed almost throughout against the Cavaliers.
Harris did most of his scoring by connecting on a trio of 3-pointers in the first 3:14 of the game. He didn't make another shot from the field until just 2:28 remained, but he had plenty of help.
The Cavaliers used a 22-6 run spanning the halves to take a 48-33 lead. Mike Tobey, who did not score in a foul-plagued first half, had six quick points in the second half.
The Tar Heels closed within 12 several times, and then pulled to 60-49 on McAdoo's tip-in with 9:05 to play.
But Brogdon beat the shot clock with a jumper from 15 feet, McAdoo missed a pair of free throws and Akil Mitchell's driving basket pushed the lead back to 15, and it was more than enough.
Virginia made eight 3-pointers and turned 11 North Carolina turnovers into 17 points.
The first half was close until Virginia closed with a 12-2 burst to open a 38-29 lead. Brogdon made a three-point play with 1:57 left and London Perrantes, who had a career-best eight assists by halftime, swished a 3-pointer from the left corner with 27 seconds remaining.
North Carolina had nine offensive rebounds in the half, but just four points off those chances.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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