Huff, Hauser lead No. 9 Virginia past UNC, 60-48

Chase for the Championship

Virginia guard Tomas Woldetensae (53) shoots over North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) –  Jay Huff had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Virginia took control early and beat UNC-Chapel Hill for the seventh consecutive time 60-48.

Sam Hauser added 17 points for 15-3 Virginia and Trey Murphy III had 12 as the ACC-leading Cavaliers won their fourth in a row.

The Cavaliers led 21-4 midway through the first half as the Tar Heels missed 13 of their first 15 shots.

UNC closed to within 27-18 by halftime, but never threatened.

The Tar Heels finished just two for 16 from 3-point territory.

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