Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Virginia, North Carolina governors wager beer on basketball game

Virginia, North Carolina governors wager beer on basketball game

Virginia held North Carolina scoreless for five minutes and took 58-49 lead on De'Andre Hunter's baseline fadeaway with 3:32 left. Updates with new lead.

UNC won nine of 11 games before falling to top-ranked Virginia in Saturday's ACC title game.

It was just Virginia's third tournament championship in a league typically dominated by various powers from the Tar Heel State (North Carolina and Duke are likely to occupy two No. 2 seeds in the bracket).

The #1 Virginia men's basketball team will be aiming for its third-ever ACC Tournament Championship, when the Cavaliers face #12 North Carolina in the finals on Saturday in Brooklyn, NY.

Not bad for a bunch that started the season unranked and picked to finish sixth in the ACC.

"It was really satisfying to finally contribute to the team", the former West Carteret standout said.

And now that the Cavaliers are favorites, Hall said they try to out-underdog the underdogs. "Anytime you step on the basketball court, who doesn't want to win?"

The Cavaliers became the first school to win 20 ACC games (regular season or tournament) in single-season conference history.

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MSU captured its third outright Big Ten championship and eighth league title under Izzo with a 16-2 record in league play. Saint Mary's lacked high-quality victories, but it's tough on a West Coast Conference team to get those opportunities.

Kyle Guy led four Virginia players in double figures with 16 points.

No. 21 HOUSTON 84, UCF 56:Galen Robinson scored 18 points and Rob Gray had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Houston in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament. Contributions from everywhere, a microcosm of this special season. "I think part of my success at the ACCs stemmed from the fact that I was truly happy and humbled to be there". "It's not going to be questioned or changed, unless you've got any plans, Coach?"

Guy's impact on the game often surpasses the box score, which makes him a ideal leader in Virginia's team-first mantra. We don't have any one-and-done guys or anything like that. Kansas (27-7), making its record 29th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, is the other regional top seed. Offensively, North Carolina has been led by Luke Maye (17.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.1 bpg), Joel Berry II (17.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.1 spg), Cameron Johnson (12.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Kenny Williams (11.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg). North Carolina showed consistency in its main pitcher, Brittany Pickett, who pitched the first two games in their entirety and two innings in the final game. The Cavaliers have been, arguably, the best team in the country all season.

How rested the Tar Heels are heading into the big dance will be a major focal point this week.

Villanova lost in the second round to Wisconsin last year and has advanced past the opening weekend twice in nine years. They made just 14 of those jumpers, a 40 percent clip and much lower than the average of roughly 60 percent shooting on open jump shots.

The Tar Heels are headed to Charlotte, which will host first- and second-round games Friday and Sunday at Spectrum Center. "I've been freezing my butt off up here". Williams still was able to get two three-pointers, but he was being guarded heavily by the Virginia guards all game.

Halftime, Virginia 34, UNC 30: Ty Jerome has 9 points to lead Virginia as the Cavaliers lead UNC 34-30 at the break in the ACC Tournament championship game. "So I think that balance is important, and these guys play the right way, so I think they're a balanced, efficient team".

The Tar Heels did not go down without a fight, but never seemed to put enough momentum together to completely throw a scare into UVA, a common refrain from all of the Cavalier opponents this season. Maybe even as soon as 2022, when the arena is free and the ACC has no plans set.

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