Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 2/16/12
North Carolina picked up a crucial victory at Miami on Wednesday night and at least temporarily is atop the ACC standings. The Tar Heels trailed at the half 35-30 and by a 44-36 score a few minutes into the second half, but closed out the game outscoring the Hurricanes 37-20 to notch the victory. UNC improved to 22-4 overall and 9-2 in the ACC, while Miami dropped to 15-9 and 6-5. Here are the grades of both teams performances: UNC offense: Carolina converted just 37.7 percent of its field goal attempts over all and only 27.8 percent from 3-point range, but it turned over the ball just six times and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, increasing their scoring opportunities. Harrison Barnes (23 points on 9-20 shooting) had some very nice moments, and UNC got two huge 3s from Reggie Bullock inside the final five minutes. Grade: C. Miami offense: The Hurricanes hit a lot of shots in the first half, and many were fairly open. But their inability to create looks for each other hurt in...
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