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Jan. 17, 2014

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BC MAKES TRIP TO CHAPEL HILL
• Boston College travels down to Chapel Hill on Saturday to face North Carolina at noon on ESPN. It is the only meeting between the programs this year.
• The Eagles are 2-3 in the Dean E. Smith Center with the last victory coming in 2009. They have lost the last two games there, including an 83-60 setback in 2012.
• BC won at Virginia Tech on January 11 and then gave #2/2 Syracuse all it could handle on Monday night, but eventually lost, 69-59.
• North Carolina has started league play 0-3 with losses to Wake Forest, Miami and Syracuse.
• The Tar Heels are 7-3 at home this year.

BC FALLS AT HOME TO #2/2 SYRACUSE
• Junior Lonnie Jackson scored a team-high 18 points and went 6-for-9 from beyond the arc as Boston College lost to #2/2 Syracuse on Monday night, 69-59.
• Junior Ryan Anderson recorded 14 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Olivier Hanlan had 13 points and six assists. Classmate Joe Rahon registered nine points, six rebounds and four assists.
• The Orange scored 10 unanswered points over 2:26 to take a 32-23 lead with 2:28 left in the first half.
• BC closed the half by scoring the last seven points to cut the lead to 32-30.
• Syracuse led 35-30, then BC went on a 15-2 run to take a 45-37 lead with 15:52 left.
• Boston College held a 51-46 lead, but Syracuse scored 14 unanswered points over the span of 4:04 to take a 60-51 lead with 6:05 left.
• The Eagles only got as close as six the rest of the way.

LAST YEAR vs. NORTH CAROLINA
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 January 29, 2013.
Ryan Anderson totaled 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds. 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. 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.

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