North Carolina decided they didn't need an inside game against Vermont yesterday, jacking up 21 three point shots in the first half, hitting five, and holding Sean May to one first half field goal attempt in their 80-54 win over Vermont; their first win since November.
Up in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers took on Gardner-Webb, and came away with a nailbiting 72-65 win. Reserves Derrick Byars and Nick Vander Laan outscored the five starters, 37-24, but part of that was due to Travis Watson's leaving the game with an ankle injury early in the second half. He's listed as doubtful for tomorrow's game against Rutgers.
No ACC games are scheduled today, but this weekend sees some interesting games, with only Duke and Maryland idle. The highlight will be North Carolina's road trip to Tallahassee to open the ACC season at Florida State. Cincinnati visits Clemson on Sunday, while tomorrow Georgia Tech goes to the Carrier Dome to play Syracuse, Virginia visits Rutgers, Wake Forest hosts St. John's, and NC State hosts Fairleigh Dickinson.