Bacot and North Carolina host No. 11 Virginia

North Carolina Tar Heels (11-5, 3-2 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (11-3, 3-2 ACC)

Charlottesville, Virginia; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina visits the No. 11 Virginia Cavaliers after Armando Bacot scored 21 points in North Carolina’s 81-64 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

The Cavaliers have gone 7-1 in home games. Virginia is 1-2 in one-possession games.

The Tar Heels have gone 3-2 against ACC opponents. North Carolina is the ACC leader with 37.1 rebounds per game led by Bacot averaging 11.2.

The Cavaliers and Tar Heels square off Tuesday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Armaan Franklin averages 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Cavaliers, scoring 11.4 points while shooting 41.4% from beyond the arc. Kihei Clark is shooting 44.1% and averaging 11.4 points over the past 10 games for Virginia.

Bacot is averaging 18.8 points and 11.2 rebounds for the Tar Heels. Caleb Love is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for North Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 7-3, averaging 66.2 points, 29.4 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 59.1 points per game.

Tar Heels: 6-4, averaging 82.5 points, 38.6 rebounds, 14.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.5 points.

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