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UVa Outscored by UNC in Chapel Hill

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- P.J. Hairston scored a career-high 29 points in his second straight start to help North Carolina beat Virginia 93-81 on Saturday.

Freshman Marcus Paige added 17 for the Tar Heels (17-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a two-game skid with one of their strongest offensive showings this season. North Carolina shot 49.2 percent and hit 13 3-pointers for its best total in a league game while staying with the four-guard lineup it used in Wednesday night's loss at rival Duke.

The Tar Heels had lost by 26 points at third-ranked Miami and by five to the No. 2 Blue Devils in the past week, but they buried shot after shot from outside Saturday and tore through a defense that ranked second nationally by allowing just 52 points per game.

Virginia (18-7, 8-4) hadn't allowed more than 69 points, a total UNC passed with more than 9 minutes left.

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From UVa athletics:

Team Notes

• Virginia (18-7, 8-4 ACC) is now 6-65 all-time vs. North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

• Virginia allowed a season-high 93 points in the loss.

• The 93 points allowed by Virginia were the most since allowing 106 to Washington (11/22/10).

• The 93 points allowed were the most in ACC action during the Tony Bennett era at Virginia.

• Virginia was tied at the half (40-40) for the first time this season.

• The 40 first half points and 53 second half points by North Carolina marked season-highs against Virginia.

• The Cavaliers made a season-high 12 3-pointers and shot 50 percent or better from beyond the arc for the seventh time.

• Virginia shot 58.5 percent (31-53) from the field, marking its first loss since March 14, 2003 (Duke) when shooting 55 percent or better from the field.

 

Player Notes

• Joe Harris led UVA with a career-high 27 points, his fourth consecutive 20-point effort and fifth in the last six games.

• Harris has made at least one 3-pointer in 15 consecutive games.

• Jontel Evans had a season-high 12 points.

• Evans matched a career-high with six turnovers.

• Evans (5 assists) moved into ninth on Virginia's career assists list with 373.

• Akil Mitchell led Virginia in rebounding (9) for the 18th time.

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