CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina’s defense clamped down in the second half, holding Boston College to just 16 points on the way to a 58-47 win at home Wednesday.
The visiting Eagles were held to 33.3 percent shooting from the field. While UNC actually shot worse — under 30 percent — Boston College made just one of its 16 3-point attempts.
The Tar Heels, on the other hand, were 6-of-17 from long range. They were also able to get to the free-throw line often and made 20-of-25 foul shots.
UNC held a 33-31 lead at halftime. Boston College only made one basket in the first 6:30 of the second half, but the Tar Heels weren’t exactly able to capitalize on it. The Eagles kept it close — including pulling within a shot, 50-47, with 7:13 to go — until layups from Caleb Love and Leaky Black gave the hosts a bit of breathing room.
The Tar Heels got the job done despite leading scorer Armando Bacot going 1-of-10 from the field with 6 points. He did haul in 18 rebounds, though. Love and R.J. Davis picked up the slack in combining for 29 points.
Next up for UNC is a trip to Raleigh for a meeting with N.C. State on Saturday at 2 p.m.