No. 9 seed
18-13 regular season, 6-10 ACC
vs. No. 8 Virginia, noon today, WRAL
F Adrian Thomas, 9.3 ppg 3.9 rpg
C Reggie Johnson 12.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg
G Durand Scott 13.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg
G Garrius Adams 7.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg
G Malcolm Grant 14.9 ppg, 3.1 apg
Coming in hot: Malcolm Grant leads the league in 3-point field-goal percentage (.436)
Number to know: Three, the number of assists Malcolm Grant needs to join teammate Durand Scott with 100 for the second straight season - marking them as the first Canes teammates to post back-to-back seasons with 100-plus assists apiece since 1987-88 and 1988-89.
Contender or pretender: Whichever team wins this one faces a tough Friday game against top-seed North Carolina, which has a seven-game winning streak and doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon. Miami beat Virginia 70-68 in overtime in the teams' only matchup this season.