In an exciting back-and-forth affair, the Virginia Cavaliers defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 64-62 thanks to a game-winning three from Tomas Woldetensae. The third year junior college transfer finished with a team high 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting beyond the arc.
Virginia improved to 17-7 (9-5 ACC) with the win, and held on to fourth place in the conference standings. UNC fell to 10-15 (3-11 ACC). This is Virginia’s first two-game regular season sweep of the Heels since 2001-02, and moved the Hoos’ win streak against UNC to six.
Four players finished in double digits for the Hoos: Woldetensae, Mamadi Diakite (15 points), Kihei Clark (10 points), and Casey Morsell (10 points).