GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 22 Virginia Tech 81-73 in Thursday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
Freshman RJ Davis added 14 of his season-high 19 points after halftime for the sixth-seeded Tar Heels.
Bacot scored 13 of his points after halftime and sparked a surge that began when the Tar Heels increased their intensity on the glass. UNC had 13 offensive boards and scoring 15 second-chance points in the second half.
Justyn Mutts scored a season-high 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting for the third-seeded Hokies.