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COL BKB: No. Carolina 86, Virginia Tech 78

March 4, 2009 at 9:31 PM   |   Comments

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 4 (UPI) -- Tyler Hansbrough touched off a late 10-point run Wednesday and No. 2 North Carolina clinched a share of the ACC title by downing Virginia Tech 86-78.

The Tar Heels own a one-game lead over Duke with one game to play and they can wrap up an undisputed conference championship with a win over the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill Saturday. A Duke victory in that game would leave the two old rivals sharing the ACC crown.

Virginia Tech trailed by only a point with 5:03 to play, but Hansbrough started the late surge with two free throws. Hansbrough then increased the lead to five points with a jumper and the Hokies could not score again until less than 3 minutes remained.

Hansbrough and Ty Lawson both scored 22 points and they combined to make 15-of-17 free throw attempts.

North Carolina (26-3, 12-3 ACC) totaled 26 free throws in 32 tries.

A.D. Vassallo led Virginia Tech (17-12, 7-8) with 25 points. Virginia Tech has lost five out of its last six.

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