Double Bonus: UNC 2

Coach Tony Bennett could not have been pleased with his team’s defense at UNC.

Over the weekend, the Virginia men’s basketball team gave up the second most points in the Tony Bennett era as North Carolina sprinted to the 93-81 win. Only Washington in the 2010 Maui Invitational scored more when the Huskies scorched the Hoos for 106. What happened? The “Double Bonus” digs into that and more from the Cavaliers’ second meeting with the Heels.

Pack-Line Problems

In scoring 93 points, UNC’s high-paced offense surpassed Virginia’s previous season average of 54.3 points per game by nearly 40 points. The Tar Heels also bested their average against Tony Bennett coached UVa teams by more than 30 points. In the previous five meetings, Carolina tallied 60, 62, 70, 54, and 52 points, an average of 59.6 points per game.