It hit the backboard and caromed in. Three points for the Cavaliers.
That's the kind of day it was for No. 9 Virginia.
The Cavaliers made 11 of their 22 attempts from behind the arc as they blew out No. 2 North Carolina 86-66 at University Hall.
Virginia led by 14 at the half and never let the Tar Heels trim the lead to single digits after intermission.
"Give Virginia a lot of credit for playing with a lot of energy and emotion," UNC coach Matt Doherty said. "They had more energy and emotion than we had and that was real disappointing to me. I don't know why we didn't show more fight today. I don't mind losing, but I do mind when you don't fight back."
The Cavaliers built their lead with nine 3s in the first half. Sharp-shooting Keith Friel nailed three. Virginia's leading scorer Roger Mason Jr. added two. And Donald Hand, who had been struggling with his shot and missed practice time to see his ill grandfather, drilled three more.
"By statistics, they're not a real good 3-point shooting team," Doherty said of the Cavaliers, who were hitting 36 percent of their triples coming into the game. "But they were tonight."
Hand finished with 17 points (just behind Mason's team-best 18) and a game-high six assists.
"Donald Hand, he had a great game today," Virginia coach Pete Gillen said. "And when he plays well our team goes up another level."