The 12-4 University of North Carolina Tar Heels received a back-to-back road loss by the 14-1 University of Virginia Cavaliers losing 49-61. Virginia became confident as they led 35-28 at the half.
The now No. 12 UNC knew it would be a tough game when they were traveling to Jones Arena, home of No. 2 Virginia.
UNC Senior Joel Berry II lead the game for both teams with 17 points and 8 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough to shoot past competing senior Devon Hall who cam just under Berry with 16 points and 2 rebounds.
Even with the athletes who didn’t start, the Cavaliers had a full team where together they scored 20 points. The Tar Heels fell short on the bench only gaining 9.
The Cavaliers lead the nation in fewest points allowed at 52.7 per a game – 6.2 points ahead of past No. 2 Miami. Tar Heels have been good offensively this season averaging 84.9 points. While losing 4 straight games this season to the Cavaliers, Virginia picks up their 6th straight win.
Junior Luke Made continues to lead UNC scoring 18.1 points per a game with Berry right behind him at 17.9. This was North Carolina’s worst offensive showing since the 63-45 loss against Michigan State on November 26th, 2017.
On January 9th, UNC will host 10-5 Boston College Eagles while Virginia will host 12-3 Syracuse University Orange
By Cierra Loomis