Virginia over North Carolina-Wilmington, 69-67
The Cavs sure didn’t look like the only undefeated team in the ACC. Virginia actually trailed NC-Wilmington by four with four minutes to play and needed a last second 15-footer from Sylven Landesberg to win.Remember, that’ 6-12 NC-Wilmington.
In reality, the Cavaliers had little business winning this game. The Seahawks out-shot them from the floor (51% to 43%) and from three (46% to 30%). The difference though was the free throws. Virginia was 20-24 from the charity strip, while Wilmington was only 4-5.
Virginia Tech over North Carolina Central, 72-30
Tech’s Dorenzo Hudson scored eight points in just over seven minutes of basketball. It took NC Central the entire half to match him. The Hokies held the Eagles to eight total points in the first half, on 4-23 shooting. Ironically, the ACC’s leading scorer, Malcolm Delaney, made zero shots from the game (going 0-3 in only 23 minutes). He scored five points, all on free throws.