Scores

Final

Virginia Tech 61

(10-5, 1-2 ACC)

North Carolina 64

(12-4, 2-0 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

9:00 PM ET, January 13, 2011

Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1 2 T
VT 31 3061
UNC 24 4064

Top Performers

Virginia Tech: M. Delaney 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

North Carolina: J. Henson 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk

North Carolina 64, Virginia Tech 61

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Harrison Barnes scored eight of his 12 points in the final 31/2 minutes to help North Carolina rally from a 16-point deficit to beat Virginia Tech 64-61 on Thursday night.

John Henson scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime to help the Tar Heels (12-4) start 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in three years. North Carolina got off to a horrendous start before slowing Malcolm Delaney to get back in the game and earn its 300th victory in the Smith Center after a tense finish.

Delaney finished with 28 points and hit seven 3-pointers for the Hokies (10-5, 1-2), but he missed a long jumper over Kendall Marshall with his team trailing by a point in the final seconds. Marshall made two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to push the lead to 64-61, then Dexter Strickland stole Erick Green's desperation inbound pass to halfcourt as time expired.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VT
UNC
Points 61 64
FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 26-63 (.413)
3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 5-21 (.238)
FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 7-17 (.412)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 4

2010-11 Season

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Research Notes

Harrison Barnes scored 8 points in the final 3:42 of the game to lead UNC to a comeback win over Virginia Tech. This coming after scoring just 4 points on 2-7 shooting in the 1st 36+ minutes of the game.
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