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Virginia Tech makes No. 2 North Carolina sweat before falling 75-70

Virginia Tech makes No. 2 North Carolina sweat before falling 75-70

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams mentioned a few weeks ago he needed rebounders to emerge. His search continues after Tech's 75-70 loss Sunday to No. 2 North Carolina, which was flawed in multiple aspects, but still managed to hold on.

Tech (12-8, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from a 20-point first-half deficit and took the lead in the second half before faltering down the stretch. UNC, which was paced by forward Brice Johnson's 19 points and 17 rebounds, made up for shooting just 37.8 percent from the floor and missing 20-of-23 attempts from 3-point range by outrebounding Tech 48-33, dominating on the offensive glass in the process.

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