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Video: Sterling Manley hungers for a state title

Pickerington High School Central Senior and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signee Sterling Manley is regarded as one of the top OHSAA Boys Basketball D-I players in the state of Ohio. Manley has overcome two serious leg injuries, but is now healthy, and hungers for a state championship. Dennis Biviano has his story.

Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 65-41 win over Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill.

Three to know: No. 14 Virginia at No. 10 North Carolina

Saturday’s game will have its share of exciting extras. The Smith Center will be the site of ESPN’s College Gameday preview show, which runs from 11 a.m. to noon. Fans are invited to attend to the free event. Also, at halftime, North Carolina will honor the jerseys of former Tar Heel players Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson.

UNC vs. Virginia: Tale of Two Tempos?

The UNC-Virginia game is being billed as a tale of two tempos. That’s certainly the case on paper. The Tar Heels have the 45th-fastest pace in the country (and 15th-fastest when considering only offensive possession length). Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers, on the other hand, are the second-slowest team in the nation. But let’s dig a little deeper.

Tough stretch could tell Tar Heels' future

Four of the final five regular-season games pit UNC against opponents ranked among the Top 15 basketball teams in the nation. Starting tonight with Virginia’s visit, it’s a thorny closing stretch that will help determine how the tightly packed ACC race shakes out. And perhaps become an indicator of how deep the Tar Heels can journey into the NCAA Tournament.

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Virginia

The completeness of that win almost obscured what a big victory was. Carolina essentially dominated Virginia in every meaningful way on the way to a 65-41 victory. That might have been the most complete game of Justin Jackson's career. The junior finished with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, doing it on a combination of drives and perimeter jumpers.

UNC vs. Virginia: Tempo-Free Season Box Scores

No big game can ever have too many previews, so...Here’s a look at tons of pace-adjusted stats for the teams and players that will collide tomorrow at 8:15 in the Dome of Dean. Specifically, the team stats (besides pace and offensive efficiency) are per 70 possessions. The team’s percentile rank among the 351 teams in D1 are also given.

Know Your Opponent: Virginia

It's a real testament to how good Virginia has been this season that, despite their recent 2-4 stretch, the Cavs have seen their overall KenPom rating drop from No. 2 all the way to...No. 3. A sweep of Louisville is the big feather in Tony Bennett's cap, and the Wahoos are the only team to beat the Cardinals at home so far this season.

Box Score: North Carolina 65, Virginia 41

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 65-41 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Chapel Hill.

Video: Marcus Paige & Brice Johnson Honored

Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, seniors on the 2015-16 team that won the ACC championship and led UNC to the Final Four and national championship game, had their jersey numbers honored at a halftime of the game against Virginia on February 18, 2017.


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