Barnes' 27 Leads No. 8 UNC Past Hokies, 82-68

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Harrison Barnes scored nine of his 27 points during a 19-0 second-half run and No. 8 North Carolina bounced back from a 33-point loss at Florida State with an 82-68 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

John Henson added 16 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks for the Tar Heels (16-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed 44-36 before Barnes started the run with two free throws, a jumper and a dunk. Before it was over, it stretched to 31-5 and a 67-49 lead with 8:23 remaining.

The Hokies (11-7, 0-4) missed 15 straight shots during the run and lost their fourth straight. They are off to their first 0-4 start in league play since the 2006 team lost its first six.

Erick Green led Virginia Tech with 17 points and Dorenzo Hudson had 16, all in a dazzling span of less than 8 minutes in the first half.


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  • by Dan Location: Kinston on Jan 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
    I'm sure UNC uses that free diploma pickup line to get guys like Quentin Coples and Reggie Bullock to go to that cesspool up in Southern Orange County, since the UNC athletes wont have to actually study and do homework to get that degree.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:49 AM
    i guess Roy left all his players on the court at VT
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      by Dave on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:36 AM in reply to
      Anonymous , you know nothing about sports, now go play with your playstation
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        by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM in reply to Dave
        Dave, just speaking the truth, Roy is just a sore loser. just like you!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:39 PM
    Who jumped ship faster? The Captain of the sunken cruise line ship or Coach Roy of the sunken Tarholes?
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      by Bob on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:43 AM in reply to Dave
      Ahhh Dave. You are such the wit. Sunken ship reference and tarholes? How do you come up with these tidbits?? You are soooo original.
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      by final4corners on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:10 AM in reply to Dave
      hey Dave, that would be coach K with his mysterious back problems.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:58 AM in reply to Dave
      The Tarheels are not sunken and Roy didnt "jum ship" but you are a moron.
      • reply
        by Dave on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to
        Anonymous, look like you raise the funds to get your internet turned back on, don't make your mom work that hard, get a job and help her out!
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          by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM in reply to Dave
          Do you mean a job where you sit on the computer all day and comment on articles about the Tarheels when youre not even a Tarheel fan? In other words a job like yours? How much does it pay? You either still live in your mothers basement or your wife is the bread-winner in your family...which is it? Probably both.
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        by Dave on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:56 PM in reply to
        "jum ship"? Anonymous really, that is the best you can spell, go wake up your mom and get her to help you with your spelling.
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      by Dave on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:35 AM in reply to Dave
      Stop drinking the kool-aid boys at cheater hill, your guy skipped out on his team, he should have been last guy in the locker room and not the first one, he is a coward!
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        by Bob on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:10 AM in reply to Dave
        WOW WOW WOW Dave, Dude, another witty barb? Cheater Hill. Man you crack me up
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      by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM in reply to Dave
      So I guess that wasnt really Roy coaching last night and I guess that really wasnt the real UNC players? It sure looked like them, you moron
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      by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:15 PM in reply to Dave
      Jump ship? Who was that coaching them to their 16th win last night if he jumped ship? You really need a job, boyfriend or some kind of hobby.
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