North Carolina's struggles appear to be over, and a return to basics with a big dose of Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson made it look easy again.
Hansbrough scored 28 points, Lawson had 19 with nine assists, and the No. 5 Tar Heels (15-2, 1-2) beat host Virginia, 83-61, last night to end a surprising two-game losing streak in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
"It feels real good," Hansbrough said. "It was kind of frustrating."
Virginia (7-7, 1-2) was led by Jamil Tucker with 12 points and Calvin Baker and Mike Scott with 11.
Sophomore guard Paris Horne had a career-high 24 points for the host Red Storm (10-6, 1-3).
Georgia 74, Savannah State 28: : Coach Andy Landers won his 800th career game; he has won 718 games in 30 years with Georgia (11-6) and is 800-252 overall.
Mount St. Mary's 80, Long Island 54: : Will Holland led five players in double figures for the Mountaineers (8-9, 3-3 Northeast) with 16 points.
The Mount pulled away with a 14-2 run over the final 6:32 of the first half and used a 15-2 run early in the second half to turn the game into a rout.
Its largest lead was 35 points at 73-38.
Bowie State 83, Johnson C. Smith 74: : Duke Crews scored a career-high 25 points to power the Bulldogs (8-6, 5-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) past the host Golden Bulls (11-3, 4-3).
Muhlenberg 64, Johns Hopkins 57: : The Mules (7-5, 3-3 Centennial) held the Blue Jays (9-4, 4-2) without a field goal in the last three minutes to break a 21-year, 13-game home losing streak to Johns Hopkins.
Hofstra 57, Towson 55: : Joelle Connelly hit a jumper as time expired to push the Pride (10-5, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Tigers (9-5, 1-3), who were led by Shanae Baker-Brice with 21 points.
Johnson C. Smith 62, Bowie State 50: : Bianca Lee had a game-high 21 points in a losing effort for the Bulldogs (6-7, 5-1 Central Intercollegiate).
College of Notre Dame 81, Rosemont 59: : Ronda Shelly had a game-high 19 points for the host Gators (5-6, 2-3 Colonial States Athletic Conference).
Muhlenberg 69, Johns Hopkins 59: : The host Mules (10-2, 7-0 Centennial) broke a four-game winning streak by the Blue Jays (5-8, 3-3).
McDaniel 65, Washington College 57: : The host Green Terror (6-6, 4-3 Centennial) took a 20-6 lead in the first 11:05.
McDaniel's Ali Moreland scored 17. The Shorewomen fell to 8-3, 3-2.