CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tennessee’s Robert Hubbs lll said North Carolina was a game “we had circled no the calendar last year,” and the Vols played liked it Sunday afternoon.
The No. 5-ranked Tar Heels (10-1) came from 15 down to beat Tennessee (4-4) by the count of 73-71 at the Dean Smith Center.
Hubbs scored 21 points to lead the Vols in one of the program’s most impressive performances in years.
UT hasn’t beaten a top 10 team on the road since topping then-No. 3 Pitt in the Steel City in 2010.
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes, however, said being close isn’t enough.
Here’s Barnes postgame press conference at North Carolina Sunday night:
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes after 73-71 loss at North Carolina
Posted by Tennessee Volunteers Insiders on Sunday, December 11, 2016