Virginia uses big run to beat North Carolina 75-60

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)—Sylven Landesberg scored 29 points and Virginia ran off 18 unanswered points early in the second half to beat struggling North Carolina 75-60 on Sunday night.

Sammy Zeglinski added 19 points for the Cavaliers (13-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who regrouped from consecutive losses to earn another impressive victory under first-year coach Tony Bennett. Virginia had lost 63 of 68 meetings in Chapel Hill, but blew the game open by holding the Tar Heels without a field goal for nearly 8 minutes in front of a stunned Smith Center crowd.

While Landesberg led the offense, Zeglinski knocked down a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run, which turned a 35-32 margin into a 21-point lead with 14:20 to play.

Virginia never let North Carolina (13-8, 2-4) back in it, maintaining a comfortable lead and shooting 52 percent for the game.

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 Top Performers
 Virginia
Sylven Landesberg Sylven Landesberg
11-18,  29 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 North Carolina
Will Graves Will Graves
5-15,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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