For the second year in a row, North Carolina forward Tyler Zeller was named Friday as the winner of the Skip Prosser Award, which goes to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball.
Zeller, a business major with a 3.62 GPA, is a four-time member of the All-ACC academic team and a two-time academic All-American.
A senior forward, Zeller previously was named the ACC’s 2012 player of the year. He has averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season. He had 14 points and seven rebounds against Maryland on Friday.
Prosser, a former Wake Forest coach, died in 2007.
Friday’s announced attendance at Philips Arena was a capacity-plus 19,520. Some tickets again went unused, particularly in the upper level, but considerably fewer than Thursday. ... After Friday’s loss to N.C. State, Virginia has lost 18 of its past 22 ACC tournament games. ... Virginia forward Mike Scott on his team’s NCAA tournament prospects: “I’ve never been to the tournament, so I am hoping they will put us in there.”