North Carolina's defense powers Tar Heels to win over Boston College
North Carolina defeated Boston College 58-47 in Chapel Hill on Wednesday night.
The 47 points scored by the Eagles is the lowest total allowed by UNC in a game this season. The previous mark was set in UNC’s 70-50 win over Appalachian State back in December.
Boston College had just one player reach double figures — Quinten Post (10 points). As a team, UNC held the Eagles to 33.3 percent shooting from the field and 6.3 percent (1-of-13) from 3-point range.
Offensively, it wasn’t much better for North Carolina — but it was enough to get the job done. The Tar Heels shot a regrettable 29.1 percent from the field, but made up for it with 20 made free throws on 25 attempts. They also made 6 3-pointers.
Caleb Love (16 points) was North Carolina’s leading scorer on the night. RJ Davis also chipped in 13 points, but no other UNC player scored in double figures.
Armando Bacot’s streak of 10 consecutive double-doubles came to an end as he scored just 6 points in the contest. However, he still found a way to make an impact by grabbing 18 rebounds.
UNC was once again without forward Dawson Garcia, who is back home in Minnesota dealing with a family matter.
North Carolina has now won back-to-back games. It will have a chance to win three straight for the first time since mid-December this weekend against NC State. Tipoff is at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.