CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Sylven Landesberg scored 29 points and Virginia ran off 18 unanswered points early in the second half to beat struggling North Carolina 75-60 on Sunday night.
Sammy Zeglinski added 19 points for the Cavaliers (13-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who regrouped from consecutive losses to earn another impressive victory under first-year coach Tony Bennett. Virginia had lost 63 of 68 meetings in Chapel Hill, but blew the game open by holding the Tar Heels without a field goal for nearly 8 minutes in front of a stunned Smith Center crowd.
While Landesberg led the offense, Zeglinski knocked down a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run, which turned a 35-32 margin into a 21-point lead with 14:20 to play.
Virginia never let North Carolina (13-8, 2-4) back in it, maintaining a comfortable lead and shooting 52 percent for the game.
Kentucky to honor Tubby Smith with retired jersey in Dec. 31 ceremony
Kentucky will honor former coach Tubby Smith by retiring a jersey at a ceremony during the Wildcats' Dec. 31 home game against High Point, where Smith currently coaches.
Pearl's wisdom required as Auburn fields new roster
Auburn men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl tells The Paul Finebaum Show that with possibly five new starters continuous improvement will be the goal.
Source: Six schools officially apply to join American Athletic Conference
The AAC is expected to send Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB formal letters by the end of the week detailing the terms of expansion after the schools officially requested to join the conference, a source told ESPN.