Jan. 17, 2014
BC Game Notes | North Carolina Game Notes
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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.