North Carolina received a commitment from one of the top juniors in the country on Monday. Point guard Joel Berry pledged to the Tar Heels following his official visit to UNC this weekend, according to his travel team coach, Burney Hayes.
As the first installment of Insider's college hoops series, Jay Bilas provides his 2012-13 ACC Power Rankings. Duke and North Carolina will contend for the league crown again, but neither program tops the preseason list.
Harrison Barnes scored nine of his 27 points during a 19-0 second-half run and No. 8 North Carolina bounced back from a 33-point loss at Florida State with an 82-68 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.