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ACC men’s hoops: Watch the first place Tar Heels LIVE on WGNT Saturday

ACC men’s hoops: Watch the first place Tar Heels LIVE on WGNT Saturday
Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 18:31:49-05

Kenny Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Halfway through conference play, there’s a three-way tie atop the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball standings.

Through nine of the 18 league games, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina are knotted with identical 8-and-1 records. Saturday, UVA hosts the Blue Devils. Before the Tar Heels host Virginia Monday, UNC welcomes Miami to the Smith Center Saturday at Noon.

The game will be broadcast live on WGNT in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina.

Kenny Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Carolina, 8-and-1 in ACC play for the third time in Roy Williams’ tenure, leads the nation in rebounds per game, is second in scoring (points per game) and rebound margin and third in assists. UNC has never been 9-and-1 under Williams.

Carolina leads its all-time series vs. 23-to-8, having won five of the last seven games, including 85-76 at Miami on January 19th.