North Carolina responded well to its shocking loss at home to Duke last Wednesday night by beating Virginia 70-52. UNC closed strong and displayed a great deal of maturity.
The Tar Heels converted only one 3-pointer, but were dominant on the glass, and they held UVa's Joe Harris to only eight points.
UNC improved to 21-4 overall and 8-2 in the ACC, while Virginia fell to 19-5 and 6-4.
Here are both teams' grades on their performances:
Virginia offense: The Wahoos struggled getting good looks for Joe Harris and generally didn't run an efficient offense, especially in the second half. They converted 36.4 percent of their field goal attempts for the game, including a paltry 18.8 percent from 3-point range. UVa also had three more turnovers than assists. Grade: D.
UNC offense: Carolina missed a lot of shots, but many were solid looks, though some were forced, notably by Harrison Barnes, who was just 4-for-15 on the day. UNC made 35.3 percent of its shots, as it was 1...