Jan. 30, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored a game-high 22 points, but Boston College lost to North Carolina, 82-70, in front of 7,062 fans in Conte Forum on Tuesday night.
Sophomore Ryan Anderson totaled 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Classmate Patrick Heckmann netted 12 points and classmate Eddie Odio contributed six points, six rebounds, and four blocked shots.
The Eagles jumped out to an early 8-2 lead just under four minutes into the game as Anderson scored on a dunk and 3-pointer. Graduate student Andrew Van Nest also made a three. The Tar Heels countered with a 19-4 run over a 3:53 span to grab a 21-12 edge with 11:37 left in the half. During the run, UNC's P.J. Hairston connected on each of his four 3-point attempts.
Hanlan hit a three of his own to stop the streak, cutting UNC's lead to 21-15, but North Carolina then used a 13-5 spurt to push its lead to 34-20 at the 7:12 mark. The Tar Heels maintained a lead of at least 12 points the remainder of the half and took a 48-33 lead into the locker room.
BC cut UNC's lead to 50-39 just under four minutes into the second half, but the Tar Heels responded with seven straight points to push their lead to 57-39. The Eagles pulled within 11 points on three more occasions.
BC trimmed the Tar Heels' margin to 10 points at the 2:49 mark and did so three more times inside of the last minute, but the Eagles could not get within single digits.
James Michael McAdoo led North Carolina (14-6, 4-3 ACC) with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Hairston and Dexter Strickland both had 14 points.
Boston College (9-11, 1-6 ACC) next plays Clemson on Saturday at noon (ACC Network) in Conte Forum.