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North Carolina Loses ACC Opener

A surprising loss?

Score: Virginia 61, North Carolina 52

Stars:North Carolina:Reggie Bullock 22 Pts, 5 Reb. Virginia:Joe Harris 19 Pts, 5 Reb.

Story: North Carolina doesn’t begin ACC play how it had hoped after falling to Virginia on Sunday night. UNC, which boasts the fourth highest scoring average in the nation at 83.6 points per game, struggled to find a rhythm all night and was kept from its usual up-tempo offense by a solid Virginia defense.

The Cavaliers were led by leading scorer Joe Harris, who provided a consistent offensive option throughout the game. The only bright spot for the Tar Heels was junior Reggie Bullock, who posted a season high 22 points. After a low-scoring first half, UNC held onto a 25-24 lead. UVa used an 18-4 run midway through the second half and a 10-1 run at the end of the game to eventually hold off the Heels.