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#1 Offense Vs. #1 Defense In UVA's ACC Opener

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The Virginia men's basketball team will play its first ACC game of the season Sunday, when the Wahoos host North Carolina at John Paul Jones Arena.

The Cavaliers have lost three-straight game against the Tar Heels, and have never beaten UNC at JPJ.

UVA is 10-3 on the season, after topping Wofford 74-39 last weekend.

The game against UNC will be a battle of the immovable object against the unstoppable force.

The 'Hoos are ranked #1 in the ACC, and #2 in the nation, in scoring defense, allowing only 50.7 points per game.

North Carolina is #1 in the league in scoring offense, at over 83.6 points per contest.

UVA head coach Tony Bennett says, "Any coach you talk to about North Carolina, or from year's when you've played them, if they can really get going in a transition game and turn you over, they have great success, because they can score."

Virginia is last in the ACC in scoring offense at 64.8 points per game, while the Tar Heels are 11th in scoring defense, allowing 69.9 points per contest.

UNC head coach Roy Williams says, "If they other team is not any good, you can establish the tempo you want, but that doesn't happen with Virginia. Everybody says, 'Well, we got to speed them up,' and nobody does."

Virginia and North Carolina will tip-off Sunday at eight o'clock at John Paul Jones Arena.

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