Friday, March 10, 2006

Locked up in a tight one

Virginia trails North Carolina 39-34 at the break. Sean Singletary has been outstanding for the Wahoos. He and J.R. Reynolds account for 28 of Virginia's 34 points. The other guys on the team are a combined 3 for 15 for a total of 6 points. How is Virginia holding their own against a team they lost to by 45 ten days ago? Well, you have to remember that Virginia hung a 72-68 loss on the Heels when they met in Charlottesville. In this game, Virginia is only shooting 31% from the floor but they are beating the Tar Heels on the boards -- especially on the offensive glass -- and have scored 12 second-chance points.

For the Tar Heels, a host of characters have led the way. The high scorer is Wes Miller who has made three 3-pointers and has 11 points. Bobby Frasor has three fouls for the Tar Heels and will have to watch his fouling in the second half. Quentin Thomas has gotten more minutes because of that and has 2 assists and no turnovers.

The Heels are still winning by 5, but it is not the same team that played Virginia in Chapel Hill. David Noel scored a career-high 26 points in that game, including 19 in the first half, but he has only three points in the first half here.

These are your halftime stat leaders:

Points - Sean Singletary - 17 pts
Rebounds - Sean Singletary - 9 rbs
Assits - Four tied with 1 ast

North Carolina
Points - Wes Miller - 11 pts
Rebounds - Tyler Hansbrough - 5 rbs
Assists - David Noel - 3 ast

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