UNC-Virginia Tech Report Card

UNC-Virginia Tech Report Card

Published Jan. 20, 2012 9:25 a.m. ET

BLACKSBURG, Va. --- The baby blue basketball world returned to normal Thursday night with North Carolina’s 82-68 victory at Virginia Tech. But it wasn’t exactly a worry-free affair for the Tar Heels.

UNC trailed by as many as nine points in the first half and by eight points a minute into the second half. But the Tar Heels grabbed their lunch pails and hard hats, went to work, and earned an impressive and badly needed victory.

Here are this game’s grades.