Scores

Final

(16) North Carolina 72

(24-4, 12-3 ACC)

Virginia Tech 50

(8-18, 2-13 ACC)

Coverage: FULLCT

8:30 PM ET, February 22, 2013

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

1 2 T
#16UNC 40 3272
VT 24 2650

Top Performers

North Carolina: T. Ruffin-Pratt 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Virginia Tech: M. Tellier 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl

No. 16 North Carolina clinches first-round bye in ACC tournament

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 17 points as No. 16 North Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 72-50 on Friday night and clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

The Tar Heels (24-4, 12-3) never trailed and led 40-24 at halftime after making 7-of-13 attempts from 3-point range.

Ruffin-Pratt stole the ball and scored right after halftime and Waltiea Rolle added a jumper for a 20-point lead just 93 seconds after the break.

The Hokies (8-18, 2-13), who played North Carolina tough on Jan. 6, losing 48-45, got no closer than 14 points the rest of the way. They have lost 13 of their last 14.

Xylina McDaniel added 13 points for North Carolina and Krista Gross just missed a double-double with 11 points and nine boards. Rolle had nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Monet Tellier led Virginia Tech with 15 points and eight assists.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNC
VT
Points 72 50
FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 19-56 (.339)
3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 7-15 (.467)
FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 5-14 (.357)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 23 0

Game Leaders

 
UNC
VT
PointsT. Ruffin-Pratt 17M. Tellier 15
ReboundsK. Gross 9A. Fenyn 7
AssistsW. Rolle 5M. Tellier 8
StealsW. Rolle 1A. Lloyd 2
BlocksW. Rolle 3L. Evans 2

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 6, 2013 @UNC 48, VT 45Recap | Box Score
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