Brice Johnson had career highs of 39 points and 23 rebounds to lead the North Carolina Tar Heels to a 106-90 victory over Florida State.
It was the first 30-point, 20-rebound game in North Carolina history and it was the first 20-20 game for a Tar Heel since
Marcus Paige added 26 points for the Tar Heels (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won seven straight. It was North Carolina's first win on the road.
It was the first time North Carolina scored over 100 points on the road since Feb. 1, 2011, against
at Virginia Tech 70, No. 4 Virginia 68: Zach LeDay scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and blocked London Perrantes' attempt to tie the game in the final seconds and the Hokies stunned the Cavaliers.
Virginia Tech (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 16 points from Justin Bibbs and 13 from Seth Allen in ending a seven-game losing streak against its in-state rival. After the final horn, Hokies fans stood and screamed with delight as the school's adopted anthem, "Enter Sandman," shook the walls of Cassell Coliseum.
Perrantes hit six three-pointers in the second half and led Virginia (12-2, 1-1) with 22 points, but LeDay swatted his driving layup in the final seconds, preserving Virginia Tech's slim margin.
Anthony Gill added 17 points for Virginia, which outrebounded the Hokies and shot better, but had 16 turnovers that led to 26 points for Virginia Tech.
Paige led six players scoring in double figures for West Virginia (13-1, 2-0 Big 12). The Mountaineers had two players foul out and Paige was among four others who finished the game with four fouls.
Tarik Phillip made a three-pointer with 5:40 left to make it 75-74, starting a 14-2 run in less than 3 minutes that put West Virginia ahead to stay. Paige had a layup, two free throws and a three-pointer from in front of his bench during the run.
Phillip had 18 points, while Jonathan Holton added 15 for the Mountaineers. Daxter Miles Jr. had 14 points, while Devin Williams and Jevon Carter scored 13 each.