Reggie Bullock

Virginia slows down North Carolina in 61-52 victory

After his team’s 61-52 win Sunday night against North Carolina, Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett wanted to make sure he gave his players an opportunity to acknowledge the magnitude of the moment. Beating Carolina is always a big deal in Charlottesville, especially since it had never been done since John Paul Jones Arena opened in 2006. It was an achievement that deserved a few seconds of cutting loose. “I said, ‘I’m going to give you 15 seconds to celebrate’” said Bennett of his postgame approach. “We talked about what we wanted to do. We put the music on. I said, ‘Let’s dance for 15 seconds.’ Then, we shut off...