Feb 25, 2012; Charlottesville, VA USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Tyler Zeller (44) shoots the ball over Virginia Cavaliers forward Mike Scott (23) in the first half at John Paul Jones Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
Tyler Zeller led North Carolina to a gritty 54-51 road victory on Saturday.
Harrison Barnes added seven points and nine rebounds in the victory, though he was 0-for-5 for three-point range.
The Heels dominated from the free-throw line, making 18-of-23 (78%), whereas the Cavs shot only six foul shots. That made up for an anemic night from beyond the arc (2-of-14) for the Heels. North Carolina also won the rebounding battle, 44-29.
UNC improved to 2-2 in games decided by five points or less this season.