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Ross' Reactions: UNC vs. UVA

The tone in UNC's locker room is that this team has all the pieces, but still can't close out big games. There are too many mental errors. Too many lapses on defense. Too many possessions where UNC needs a basket and fails too complete. Too many times where they need a stop or a big rebound and it doesn't happen. Toughness is an issue. (Carolina Blue)

Rockets' Ty Lawson wants to remain in Houston

Though the Houston Rockets held talks with Ty Lawson's agent on a buyout that would make him a free agent, Lawson said Saturday he wants to finish the season with the Rockets. Happy Walters, Lawson's agent, said on Friday that there had been buyout talks. But a person with knowledge of the negotiations said a buyout is very unlikely. (Houston Chronicle)

Takeaways from No. 3 Virginia's win against No. 6 North Carolina

Carolina Is Confusing The Tar Heels might very well win the ACC, and they could very well go deep in the NCAA tournament. But there haven't been many encouraging signs lately from a team that should be a title contender (even when taking the win against Miami at home into consideration; they're 4-4 in their last eight games). (USA Today)

Virginia solidifying case for No. 1 seed with win over North Carolina

Virginia made sure North Carolina didn't get any closer to an ACC regular-season title -- and may have inched closer to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament -- with its 79-74 win on Saturday. The Tar Heels' loss moved them back into a tie for first place with Miami, which defeated Louisville 73-65 on Saturday. The Cavs and Cardinals are tied for third place, just one game behind. (

Brogdon, UVA rise to the occasion while UNC, Johnson falter again

Saturday’s game between No. 7 North Carolina and No. 3 Virginia was a head-to-head showdown between the top two contenders for the league’s Player of the Year award. It’s a battle won decisively by the Cavaliers’ Malcolm Brogdon, who contributed 26 points, six rebounds, three assists and his usual lockdown defense to propel his team to a 79-74 victory. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC’s Stilman White out of action with sprained ankle

North Carolina reserve guard Stilman White wasn’t in uniform for Saturday’s 79-74 loss at Virginia. The Hoggard High graduated suffered a sprained ankle at practice earlier in the week and spent the game on the bench in street clothes. According to UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner, White’s injury isn’t thought to be serious. He will be reevaluated before Monday’s home game against Syracuse. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels can't conquer Virginia

It was with resigned shrugs and shakes of his head that Brice Johnson, while fiddling with the gauze patched on his bloody fingertips, gave a straightforward synopsis of how Virginia went about winning Saturday night’s showdown game. “They wanted the ball,” the North Carolina forward said. (Burlington Times-News)

Evaluating major conference races as they hit the home stretch

Four of the ACC's top teams faced off on Saturday. No. 12 Miami came from behind to defeat No. 11 Louisville, 73-65, while No. 3 Virginia knocked off No. 7 North Carolina at home, 79–74. What does the top of the ACC standings look like? Miami and UNC are tied for first with 12–4 conference records. Louisville and Virginia are one game back of the leaders. (Sports Illustrated)

Lucas: Searching For Stops

With four minutes left in the second half, the Tar Heels battled back to forge a 45-45 tie against a team that hasn’t lost at home all season. Over the next eight minutes, Virginia committed three turnovers. But on the 15 possessions that they did not commit a turnover, they scored 14 times. Ballgame, go home, that’ll do it. (

UNC misses chance to gain separation

Toughness is more than a physical characteristic. There's a mental component to it, as well, and third-ranked Virginia had more on both fronts in a 79-74 home win over seventh-ranked North Carolina on Saturday night. It is a big reason why UNC enters the final week of the regular season without sole possession of first place in the ACC. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams Post-Virginia Quotes & Video

Roy Williams: "Malcolm (Brogdon) in the first half was about as good of a performance as we’ve had against us this season, but we couldn’t quite get over the hump. They’re 18 of 21 from the free throw line, we’re 7 for 13, and a couple of those were one-and-ones down the stretch. It’s all those little things that made them end up with more points than we did." (Inside Carolina)

Joel Berry: "You've got to have that heart"

Joel Berry's 21 points led UNC. Still the sophomore point guard was frustrated. "You've got to have that heart to want to be able to stop them on the defensive end," Berry said. "I can only do so much. I can just try and motivate my guys. But it takes the whole team to be able to do what we want to do. If we want to lock down people it has to be all five guys buying in." (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Stumble in Charlottesville

With North Carolina trailing by five points with 36 seconds to play, Brice Johnson jumped to secure the rebound. The ACC Player of the Year candidate then fell to the ground, landing on his right hip as the ball rolled out of bounds. That one moment epitomized a night in which UNC was unable to make enough plays to clinch a signature road win and a double-bye in the ACC Tournament. (Inside Carolina)

Brogdon's brilliance, team's overall toughness lift U.Va. over North Carolina

Malcolm Brogdon dazzled again and should become Virginia’s first ACC Player of the Year since Ralph Sampson. He made 3s, runners, mid-range jumpers and contested layups, all while defending fiercely, as the Cavaliers defeated North Carolina. But Saturday night’s 79-74 victory transcended Brogdon’s brilliance. (Daily Press)

Virginia 79, UNC 74: What We Learned

Ultimately it was the free throws and Virginia doing some second-half work on the offensive glass that did the Tar Heels in. UNC mustered 74 points against a staunch defense, but not being able to keep Virginia off the free throw line proved costly. All that being said, at some point UNC needs to show they can win a game of this nature. (Tar Heel Blog)

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