North Carolina 64, Virginia Tech 61

Harrison Barnes scored eight of his 12 points in the final 31/2
minutes to help North Carolina rally from a 16-point deficit to
beat Virginia Tech 64-61 on Thursday night.

John Henson scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime to help
the Tar Heels (12-4) start 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for
the first time in three years. North Carolina got off to a
horrendous start before slowing Malcolm Delaney to get back in the
game and earn its 300th victory in the Smith Center after a tense

Delaney finished with 28 points and hit seven 3-pointers for the
Hokies (10-5, 1-2), but he missed a long jumper over Kendall
Marshall with his team trailing by a point in the final seconds.
Marshall made two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to push the
lead to 64-61, then Dexter Strickland stole Erick Green’s
desperation inbound pass to halfcourt as time expired.