Boston College Suffers Lopsided Defeat to No. 20 UNC Tar Heels

Boston College suffered its most lopsided defeat of the season, falling 96-66 at #20/18 North Carolina on Tuesday night.

The Eagles connected on their first two 3-pointers of the game and led 6-2. But UNC scored 10 unanswered points en route to a 16-1 run, taking control with an 18-7 lead with 12:06 left in the first half. BC would counter and cut it to six (18-12) before an 15-5 Tar Heel push made it a 16-point advantage for the home team (33-17). Carolina led 50-35 at the break.

BC would cut it to single digits, scoring the first seven points of the second half. A 3-pointer from Jordan Chatman made it 50-42 with 18:45 to go. The Eagles connected on their first six field goal attempts and 7-of-9 in the second frame.

A Jerome Robinson jumper kept it an eight-point game, at 59-51 with 16:25 left in regulation. But Carolina would break it open with an 18-2 run over the next 5:12, taking a 77-53 lead with 11:43 left. BC did not make a field goal for the final 6:37 of the game, missing its last 10 attempts from the floor.

Stat of the Game
5 - Boston College tied its season-low in turnovers, with five.  The Eagles committed just five turnovers earlier this season against Sacred Heart on Nov. 14.

Up Next

  • Boston College will host the final non-conference tilt of the 2017-18 season when Dartmouth visits the Heights.
  • The Eagles and Big Green meet on the hardwood at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Conte Forum.
  • The game will stream live on the ACC Network Extra with Bill Spaulding and Eric Gallanty.
  • It can also be heard live on the Boston College IMG Sports Network with Jon Meterparel and Danya Abrams.