Tyler Zeller started fast and finished strong. The 7-footer scored 20 points, including a critical dunk with 13.3 seconds left and the shot clock winding down, and No. 7 North Carolina outlasted No. 25 Virginia 54-51 on Saturday. “It was great,” Zeller said of the play in which he got the ball near the right elbow of the free throw line, dribbled twice and slammed it in. “Once I shot faked, Mike Scott was standing there, but he was kind of a little out of position to challenge it, and I knew I just had to go up and finish strong.” The dunk boosted North Carolina’s lead to three points, and the Tar Heels survived an open look from the left corner for Sammy Zeglinski, and a 35-footer at the buzzer from Jontel Evans.
NCAABB: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers