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UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes
Release: 02/18/2017
POSTGAME NOTES
CAROLINA (65) vs. VIRGINIA (41)
FEBRUARY 18, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

 

 

UNC Scoring Leader: Justin Jackson 20

UNC Rebound Leader: Isaiah Hicks 8

UNC Assist Leader: Justin Jackson 6

Points Per Possession: Carolina .94 (65 points on 69 possessions); Virginia .63 (41 points on 65 possessions)

 

Carolina Notes

• 23-5 overall, 11-3 in the ACC

• Virginia scored 41 points, the second-fewest by an opponent in the Smith Center (460th game). Clemson scored 39 on 2/16/1995.

• The 41 points are the fewest allowed by the Tar Heels in Roy Williams’ 14 seasons as head coach. Previous was 42 by NC Central (11/11/2009) and by Northern Iowa (12/21/2016).

• The 41 points are the fewest UNC has given up to Virginia since 1/21/1947 when UNC beat the Cavaliers 63-38. That game was played in Woollen Gym.

• Carolina out-rebounded the Cavaliers, 44-26 (plus 18). The Tar Heels came into the game first in the nation in rebound margin at 13.2 per game.

• Carolina came into the game averaging 65.6 points in 11 games against Tony Bennett-led teams at Virginia and scored 65 in this evening’s game

 

Tar Heel Player Notes

Justin Jackson led Carolina in scoring for the 15th time this year. Jackson had 20 points, 18 in the first half, and six assists.

• It was Jackson’s 14th 20-point game this year.

• Jackson scored with 56 seconds left in the first half to give Carolina a 34-18 lead. That basket gave him 18 points and tied his scoring with Virginia’s team scoring.

• Jackson made four three-pointers, the ninth time this year he made four or more 3FGs - he did that once in his first two seasons.

Kennedy Meeks had 13 points and seven rebounds – all in the second half.

Isaiah Hicks had a game-high eight rebounds, his second highest total this year.

 

Roy Williams Notes

• Tied Eddie Sutton for the eighth-most wins among Division I head coaches with 806

• Now 806-214 overall, 388-113 at UNC and 166-64 in ACC regular-season games

 

Series Notes

• Carolina leads 131-53, including 16-7 under head coach Roy Williams

• Carolina is 66-7 against UVA in Chapel Hill, including 24-4 in the Dean E. Smith Center

 

Next Game: Wednesday, Feb. 22 vs. Louisville, Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill (9 p.m., ESPN)


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