Men's Basketball Falters Against UNC, 106-74
Feb. 1, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Joe Trapani scored a team-high 25 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead Boston College in a 106-74 ACC loss to North Carolina before 7,883 fans in Conte Forum.
Boston College (14-8, 4-4 ACC) led for the game's first nine minutes before the Tar Heels quickly turned the tables and took control. BC, paced by four early three-pointers, jumped out to an 18-13 advantage on two Trapani free throws with 12:16 to play in the opening half. The visitors answered with consecutive treys to take a one-point lead, and then continued their rally with a 20-7 run to claim a 39-25 cushion with 5:00 left before the intermission.
The Tar Heels led 49-35 at the break. Trapani totaled 14 points and seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes.
North Carolina (16-5, 6-1 ACC), which shot 58.8 percent from the floor in the first half, continued its torrent pace to open the second half. UNC outscored BC 14-5 in the first four minutes to take a commanding 23-point lead - 63-40.
The host Eagles narrowed the visitors' margin to 17 points - 76-59 - on a Trapani three-pointer with 10:05 to play, but UNC then held BC to just two free throws (from Reggie Jackson) during a 14-2 run to gave the visitors their largest lead - 29 points (90-61) with 6:46 left - until the game's final two minutes.
Game Notes: North Carolina became the first team to score 100 points against Boston College since Notre Dame did so in a 101-96 win in Conte Forum on Jan. 25, 2003 ... The Tar Heels' 106-point total is the highest point total by a BC foe since West Virginia earned a 108-89 win in Conte Forum on Feb. 21, 1996 ... Each team grabbed 40 rebounds ... UNC gained a 42-18 edge in "points in the paint" ... North Carolina shot 57.4 percent (39-for-68) from the field, while BC shot 35.3 percent (24-for-68) ... Trapani also contributed three assists and two blocked shots.