Virginia (11-3, 1-0 ACC) trailed 25-24 at halftime before North Carolina (10-4, 0-1 ACC) pushed the score out to 36-28 with 16:27 left in the game. The Cavaliers responded with a 15-2 run over the next seven-plus minutes to take control. Virginia never let their lead get under three the rest of the way.
Joe Harris scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Virginia. Evan Nolte scored nine points off the bench, all on three-pointers, including two straight during a crucial stretch in the second half. The Cavaliers made 8-of-14 threes on the night.