Scores

Final

Virginia Tech 45

(7-7, 1-2 ACC)

(15) North Carolina 48

(15-1, 3-0 ACC)

2:00 PM ET, January 6, 2013

1 2 T
VT 22 2345
#15UNC 22 2648

Top Performers

Virginia Tech: U. Ugoka 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

North Carolina: T. Ruffin-Pratt 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

No. 15 UNC sneaks past Va. Tech, moves to 3-0 in ACC

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Xylina McDaniel and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points each as No. 15 North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 48-45 on Sunday to remain undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The 48 points marked a season low for the Tar Heels (15-1, 3-0), while their 22 first-half points were one more than their season low for points in a half (21 vs. North Carolina Central on Dec. 12).

North Carolina was 7-of-25 shooting (28 percent) in the first half and made just 2-of-13 3-point attempts for the game.

The 3-0 ACC start is the Tar Heels' best since 2009.

The teams were tied 22-all at halftime. North Carolina went ahead for good at 28-26 on McDaniel's jumper with 17:06 left. The basket sparked an 8-2 run, and the Hokies never pulled closer than two points after that.

Uju Ugoka led Virginia Tech (7-7, 1-2) with 15 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VT
UNC
Points 45 48
FG Made-Attempted 18-43 (.419) 16-48 (.333)
3P Made-Attempted 2-7 (.286) 2-13 (.154)
FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 14-21 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 10

Game Leaders

 
VT
UNC
PointsU. Ugoka 15T. Ruffin-Pratt 14
ReboundsU. Ugoka 5X. McDaniel 8
AssistsL. Evans 3T. Ruffin-Pratt 3
StealsL. Evans 3X. McDaniel 5
BlocksT. Campbell 3X. McDaniel 2

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 6, 2013 @UNC 48, VT 45Recap | Box Score
Feb 22, 2013 UNC 72, @VT 50Recap | Box Score