by Mike Potter
UNC will be looking to get the ship righted tonight at 6:30, as the No. 15 Tar Heels take on long-time ACC women’s basketball rival Virginia.
The game will be shown live on FSN South.
The Tar Heels (17-3, 3-2 ACC) are 3-3 over their last six games including an 88-65 loss at then No. 15 Maryland on Sunday. Virginia (12-9, 1-4) is in an expected rebuilding season under veteran coach Debbie Ryan.
Virginia beat the Tar Heels 82-78 last season in double overtime, snapping a 13-game losing streak in the series. UNC leads the series 44-32.
It’s the opener of a two-game homestand for UNC, which will host Virginia Tech on Sunday at 2.
No. 15 UNC vs. Virginia
[Friday, 6:30 p.m., Carmichael Arena]
Audio: WCHL 1360.
Video: FSN South.
Records: UNC 17-3, 3-2 ACC; UVa: 12-9, 1-4.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 848-297, 575-217 at UNC; UVa: Debbie Ryan 732-317 at UVa.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 18.0; UVa: Chelsea Shine 11.2.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Laura Broomfield 7.7; UVa: Chelsea Shine 5.9.
Assist leaders — UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.6; UVa: Paulisha Kellum 2.9.