UNC at Virginia: Live Blog

UVa vs. the MASH 4077

8:03 PM: Injury report: Lawson is out. Ginyard will “try” to play.

8:05 PM: Oh. Goodie. [UNNAMED ANALYST] has the call tonight. Though he was not all that bad in the Duke game.

8:06 PM: Ginyard is playing and misses the three to start the game.

8:07 PM: Drive and kick giving UVa a three but Ellington gets started with a made basket.

8:08 PM: I swear, it seems like Deon Thompson misses more easy shots than anyone I have ever seen.

8:09 PM: Thomas has two fouls in the first three minutes. Ginyard with two bad wheels is not a good option though better than Marc Campbell I suppose.

8:12 PM: 1st TV timeout. UNC 9 UVa 7

8:15 PM: Deon Thompson is injured now? You cannot make this stuff up.

8:20 PM: UVa is a really bad shooting team. UNC not much better but up 15-7.

8:22 PM: 2nd TV timeout. UNC up eight.

8:27 PM: And UVa finally scores and scores again. Heels getting some good looks and hitting them so far.

8:28 PM: UNC has a little foul trouble which should make the ABCers happy.

8:29 PM: UVA getting a run up here and UNC goes to Hansbrough who is money with 10 points so far.

8:30 PM: 3rd TV timeout. UNC 24 UVa 17. I am not sure if you don’t just let Singletary have his. He cannot singlehandedly beat you, he has to get offense from his teammates and I do not think there is enough firepower to supplement him scoring 30-35 enough so to outscore UNC which seems much more comfortable on offense than they first were went Lawson went out.

8:33 PM: Someone tell me how players we trap find open men. I think the Tar Heel defenders off the trap are going something wrong and now UNC has allowed UVa back to three. Hansbrough called for a charge which again should make the ABCers happy.

8:35 PM: UVa in the bonus so the foul complainers can kindly shut up now.

8:36 PM: My concern here is UNC had UVa down 13 and has allowed them to crawl back to within one. I really wish they would stop doing that.

8:37 PM: Excellent play by Ellington to get the ball out to Thomas and all of sudden the Heels go back up five.

8:38 PM: Wow. Singletary has a chance to not only tie the game but bring down the house and he misses the dunk.

8:40 PM: This is a survival game. UVa has shown up to play and the Heels have a low tank of gas coming off the Clemson game.

8:41 PM: Final TV timeout. Tied at 28 and UNC is hurting.

8:43 PM: UNC has eight fouls so far and probably because UNC is not sliding their feet.

8:45 PM: Thomas has three fouls. Very thin bench at this point.

8:46 PM: Will Graves has a chance to be productive in this game if he chooses to step up and play great on both ends. Game tied at 31.

8:48 PM: How is it when someone dives on top of another player it is not a foul.

8:49 PM: [UNNAMED ANALYST]: “Hansbrough fouled by two different players and nothing was called.”

8:50 PM: Wayne Ellington came to play and UNC has a chance to make this an 8-9 point lead at the half.

8:51 PM: Hansbrough has the face up jumper working.

8:52 PM: HALFTIME. UNC 38 UVa 31

It is obvious UNC is tired. I think the fouls have come from UNC players being too tired to move on defense and end up fouling. You see what I did there? I settled on a legitimate reason for the fouls against UNC without blaming the referees. I know that it is crazy talk but I think it will catch on among smart fans. That being said, the defense seemingly got better when Thomas went out with his 3rd foul. I just do not think he can handle Singletary whereas Ginyard can. Ellington so far is 4-6 and 2-3 from three. Great start for him and Hansbrough is being Hansbrough with 17 first half points on 8-10. Most of those have come from jumpers not the standard work in the lane.

9:04 PM: As bad as UVa shot and as good as UNC shot, the fact the lead is only seven is a tad disconcerting. I think turnovers are part of it and the fouls on UNC the other piece to the puzzle.

9:08 PM: Thompson is gimpy. Ginyard is hurt but does not look all that bad. Thomas is back in with three fouls and I really wish Ellington could have drilled that three.

9:09 PM: Hansbrough has now been fouled twice and not had it called.

9:11 PM: Nice bailout three by Ellington since UNC had not clue on offense that time down.

9:12 PM: Hustle plays? Pettinella is also fouling at the same time but if you want to call it hustle.

9:13 PM: Well, Thomas has not been all that great so maybe not having him in is not a huge loss. UVa is within five. Roy staying with Thomas for now, probably because he has no choice.

9:14 PM: 1st TV timeout. UNC 43 UVa 38

9:17 PM: B&B Ed just pointed out we might need the roster before the game is out to identify players in the game.

9:18 PM: Nice shot by Hansbrough, just did not stay down but Ellington with the nice putback and the foul but misses the FT. UNC up seven.

9:20 PM: Danny Green silences the JPJ crowd.

9:21 PM: I do not care for this trading baskets business but Danny Green with two huge shots on the hustle tip in and then the layup on the break to give UNC a nine point lead and force a UVa timeout.

9:25 PM: And again they allow UVa to close it back down to five.

9:26 PM: Kudos to Thompson for playing with the knee problem.

9:27 PM: 2nd TV timeout. UNC 58 UVa 51

9:29 PM: Sigh. UNC keeps letting UVa hang around. 14 turnovers for the Heels is the reason why and it is only because UVa cannot hit shots when they need to UNC maintains this slight cushion.

9:31 PM: I cannot say when the last time Hansbrough got a touch so he goes out and block Singletary to create the layup for Ginyard.

9:32 PM: Now Green has four fouls. Are you people happy now?!?!

9:33 PM: UNC needs to get this out to 10-15.

9:34 PM: Time to go back to Thomas to see if they can get just enough offense to open this game up.

9:35 PM: 3rd TV timeout. UNC 60 UVa 57. This is such a dangerous position. I am worried if UVa ever gets the lead it will do the weary Heels in. If they could get two good possessions and score along with a couple of stops, I think it might be enough. Given the injuries, foul trouble and general fatigue I say survive and go back to Chapel Hill.

9:39 PM: Ginyard with the HUGE three.

9:40 PM: Thompson having a big game with the gimpy knee.

9:41 PM: Once again UNC gets some control back, goes up six and then UVa hits a three. This has gone on all year long.

9:43 PM: Danny Freaking Green gives UNC the six point lead. But another freaking three on a drive and kick. Geez!

9:45 PM: A rebound would be nice. Finally! But another freaking turnover. This game is killing me.

9:46 PM: Roy calls a timeout to give the Heels a break. The next dead ball will bring the TV timeout so a smart move by Roy to get some rest here. UNC needs a score here at the very least to get it back to two possession. Hansbrough needs a touch.

9:47 PM: Anyone see Hansbrough pass out of the double team? Smart play which creates an Ellington make under the basket to make it a five point margin. UNC needs to muster a big stop here and UVa will be forced to foul.

9:49 PM: Final TV timeout and UNC trying to survive the final minute plus.

9:52 PM: 1:11 to go and UNC needs to get a stop.

9:53 PM: Crap! Crap! Crap! Why is it these guys always find their shot versus UNC?

9:54 PM: Tyler Hansbrough is clutch. UNC now up four with 13 seconds left. UNC needs to hit free throws should UVa score here. At any rate it is going to take probably about five seconds for them to get something. I like the odds for the Heels at this point but you never know.

9:57 PM; Ellington needs to knock these down and at least force a three to tie.

9:58 PM: Wow! Danny Green again with the big hustle play getting in there and tipping the Ellington miss around to kill the clock.

9:59 PM: UNC 75 UVa 74

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41 Responses to UNC at Virginia: Live Blog

  1. GoCamels says:

    Woody had a very nice tribute to Bill Curry in the first full segment of the pregame show. Curry passed away in Washington state at age 85 Monday, and they played his call of Charlie Scott’s game winner against Davidson way back when.

  2. Should we expect some harsh treatment by the refs tonight after all the complaining about the differential in the Clemson game?

    Uhhh…. I guess so.

  3. Eric Montross (after PsychoT scores following Singletary Atomic Body Block):

    “And that’s how he answers. He says take it and eat it.”

  4. Tar Heel Fan says:

    That’s funny. [UNNAMED ANALYST] harped on the fact Hansbrough got fouled by two guys and it was not called for 2-3 minutes. I know it is [UA] but he has a history of disdain for UNC that if he says something like that is must be true.

  5. Silent Sam says:

    Bill Currie (not Curry) — the Mouth of the South deserves to have his name spelled correctly.

  6. [UA] has disdain for everybody. I imagine that every morning he wakes up and goes downstairs to pour a bowl of cornflakes. As he goes to the fridge for milk, a gnome rushes from the closet, urinates in the bowl, and scampers off giggling maniacally.

    Every day.

    In his corn flakes.

  7. Why did we not have Ginyard on Singletary from the outset?!

  8. 52BigGameJames says:

    good point Ed-they said we could see Campbell tonight

  9. 52BigGameJames says:

    don’t know if you noticed but Ginyard was walking gingerly in the first half.

  10. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Not assigning Ginyard to Singletary from the start is a huge question. Probably Roy wanted to see if Thomas could handle him since Ginyard was a bit gimpy? I would feel better with a 10-0 run at this point to get some breathing room.

  11. 52BigGameJames says:

    who sez Wayne isn’t a good rebounder?

  12. If we pull this one out, we need to do the zombie dance. I feel like I’m watching the walking wounded.

    http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/index.shtml#mea=166786

  13. C. Michael says:

    Is it me, or does Dave Leitao seem to be a bit of an a-hole?

  14. 52BigGameJames says:

    hey Camels-you an alum?

  15. 52BigGameJames says:

    no C it’s not just you.

  16. Tar Heel Fan says:

    When I did my radio appearance one of the guys at 850 told me they sat near the UVa bench during the ACCT and Leitao is a complete jerk. Curses his players out and makes it personal.

  17. 52BigGameJames says:

    tell you what-Singletary is going to be one helluva pro.

  18. We have CFS.

    Comfy Floor Syndrome. You’re so tired that the floor starts to look comfortable enough to lay down and go to sleep. (Often experienced sometime around hour 3 or 4 with the wife at the mall…)

  19. GoCamels says:

    Thanks Sam for the correct…my dad already called me out on that one.

    BigGame…manager for the ’92 Big South Champion Camels that were the only team to cover the spread against Dook in the tournament.

    THF…I too can attest that Leitao was brutal to his kids on the bench in Tampa…but then there was the K-Klan sitting behind us in the first round as well, all but throwing eye darts at ANYONE who said anything Anti-Dook

    Can’t take much more of this…where’s the Pepcid?!?!?

  20. Mark says:

    I just love having Hansbrough on my team.

    Need a rebound? Hansbrough will get it. Need a basket in the paint? Get the ball to Psycho T. Need a key block from the top of the key? Tyler will be be there. Need a spinning drive down the lane for the bucket ? Tyler’s the man!

  21. 52BigGameJames says:

    UVa may change coaches thru the years but they always seem to have a semi-thug underneath.

  22. I noticed a similar thing with Clemson. I could have sworn Rick Barnes was on the sideline the way they were hacking away down low.

  23. 52BigGameJames says:

    I was a walk-on on Coles ’75 quarter-final NAIA soccer team…Camels & Heels–two great traditions!

  24. Mark says:

    Buies Creek-
    Mocnik for three– count ’em!

  25. [EEEEEEEXXHHAAAAAAAALE}

    I’ll take it. Let’s get on the bus and take a nap.

  26. 52BigGameJames says:

    whew! get home-get some rest!

    Camels bringin it-cheers fellas!

  27. Mark says:

    Heel (heal) up! Please.

  28. Silent Sam says:

    Camels, you can have your Pepcid. I’m going for a pretty stiff Chivas.

  29. C. Michael says:

    GIven UNC’s recent history at UVa, the injuries, and Q’s foul trouble… I’ll take it.

    And given the grit this team is showing, they are going to be tough to beat when they get healthy…

  30. MDTarheel says:

    Glad we made it through that one. Green sure does seem to make alot of big plays despite some of his bad ones. Good to see Thompson in the second half. I love the big T. How can anyone knock that guy. Lets all enjoy the rest and hope the Heels heal up.

  31. Andy In Omaha says:

    It’s too bad Singletary plays on a bad team (that almost beat us); he really deserves all positive media due to him. He’s a great student athlete and you never see him do the Greg Paulus or JJ Redick crybaby act when something doesn’t go his way.
    Overall, I thought UNC played better defense tonight. I didn’t think UVa had that many open looks from the three-point line that Duke and Clemson did. Singletary is going to make shots and you have to prepare for that.
    Charlottesville is like Atlanta; it’s always been a tough place for UNC to play. I’ll take this one. UNC just needs everyone to get healthy and in a hurry.

  32. GoCamels says:

    The Moc-O-Meter!!!

    Cant do the Chivas on a weeknight…on the air by 6a cuts me out of that.

    Another one of those ugly, chrachter builder wins…take it, and get the hell back down US 29.

    And yes, Sean Singeltary deserves more than he gets…it would be him vs. Tyler for POY if he was anywhere else, which is what I thought in preseason.

    Even though Obama won Virginia tonight, his twin isn’t so lucky…

  33. 52BigGameJames says:

    don’t know if anyone else is keeping their ear to the rail, but there’s a little bit of internal pressure building on Lawson to buck up…just sayin

  34. Tar Heel Fan says:

    That hit the message boards earlier. People drew inferences from Roy statement that since Lawson had not been injured before he was wanting it to be perfect before he came back. I will say I have sprained an ankle three times in my life, one of those by coming down on the basketball court after missing a layup. It hurts for a while and while he is getting treatments to facilitate healing, he just might need time to make sure it is 100%. And one level I agree with him coming back at 100% because I think he is less effective otherwise. Obviously the offense will be less TO prone with him at any speed but there might be a fear of it being a chronic thing if he does not allow it to heal completely.

  35. 52BigGameJames says:

    it’s a real quandary isn’t it? I trust Roy implicitly, and don’t think he would be motivated to push a player for team performance reasons–same as Dean in that regard. But listening to Woody interview Marcus tonight, it seeped through that lots are making sacrifices. Roy is on a mission to toughen these guys up mentally. I think he sees Ty being every bit the player Raymond was IF, the mental toughness is there. Wouldn’t want to push it either, but you can’t help but notice these “hints”, and they’re sometimes an accumulation of many little things before that we aren’t privvy to.

  36. I know these guys are in much better shape and get the best treatment, but I had a BAD sprain in high school playing soccer and vividly remember the doctor telling me that it would have been better if I had just broken my ankle because the bone heals faster than the tendons and ligaments.

    There are varying degrees of sprain. I’ll trust UNC Healthcare and Ol’ Roy on this one.

  37. C. Michael says:

    Ed, I got the, “Good news: it’s not broken. Bad news: you’re gonna wish it was,” too.

    He was dead on… 3 months later I tore every ligament in the same ankle, primarily b/c I never let the first injury heel right…

  38. 52BigGameJames says:

    and there goes Michael’s hoops career…oh, what could have been! I agree-actually Ty first tweak was much less than this one–I actually thought for a moment it was broken viewing the take-down on replay. having said that, I find the hint-dropping a bit noteworthy.

  39. C. Michael says:

    Nah, not the hoops career (still wouldn’t have given me a J!!), but probably cost me a DI track scholly. 😉

    I do agree that I found Roy’s comments interesting, but I really have no idea whether they are a big deal or not.

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