NCAAB Game Recap - Boston College at North Carolina
Sat Feb 1, 2020 6:00 PM EST

TCU
52
Baylor
68
F
Gonz
83
USF
79
F
TxTch
75
Kansas
78
F
UtSt
68
SDSU
80
F
FlaSt
74
VaTec
63
F
Lou
77
NCSU
57
F
Ford
56
Dayt
70
F
Crei
76
Vill
61
F
Duke
97
Syr
88
F
Xav
74
Seton
62
F
Oreg
60
Stan
70
F
KansSt
57
WVU
66
F
KY
66
Aub
75
F
MSU
63
Wisc
64
F
Prov
65
Butl
61
F
Colora
78
USC
57
F
Hou
62
Cin
64
F
Miss
63
LSU
73
F
WichSt
51
Tuls
54
F
PSU
76
Nebras
64
F
Rut
63
Mich
69
F
Bry
64
StFPA
84
F
Ind
59
OhSt
68
F
GaTec
72
ND
80
F
Hartfo
55
Maine
49
F
W Ky
76
FlInt
81
F
UConn
63
Mem
70
F
CenCT
57
RobM
64
F
TexAM
48
UGA
63
F
Ohio
54
Ball
65
F
UMKC
69
ChiSt
51
F
Copp
68
DelSt
77
F
IaSt
68
Tex
72
F
Tenn
73
MisSt
86
F
DeP
72
Marq
76
F
NrthIA
80
Evans
68
F
UNCA
71
Winth
104
F
CenMI
85
W MI
78
F
Charl
79
Tows
70
F
WCU
64
Chat
61
F
Amer
70
Lafy
82
F
Colg
73
HolyC
64
F
Troy
84
GASt
78
F
Toled
57
E MI
61
F
Drex
72
Del
80
F
Boston
77
Buck
57
F
OkSt
69
Okla
82
F
ULMo
54
TexAr
68
F
Charl
68
SoMis
74
F(OT)
N TX
75
Rice
84
F
App
86
ArkLR
93
F
IL-C
64
Clev
62
F
TN-M
77
MorSt
85
F
Mizzu
54
SCar
76
F
MtStM
75
FaDi
85
F
Morg
89
How
83
F
SCSt
56
NCC
73
F
MidTN
83
TexSA
80
F
UCF
48
SoFL
64
F
CBap
72
Seatt
65
F
OrSt
67
Cal
69
F
Ida
72
NoAZ
77
F
UNLV
77
ColSt
95
F
IndSt
78
MOSt
68
F
LongI
59
(N/A)
70
F
Presb
81
Hamp
87
F(OT)
Hof
83
W&M
60
F
SacHr
83
StFNY
76
F
GMas
65
StBon
74
F
ChaSo
74
Radf
77
F(OT)
UNCW
66
JMU
83
F
SthAL
79
GaSo
69
F
Marsh
73
FlAtl
91
F
NE
69
Elon
74
F
SEMO
57
E KY
70
F
UNCG
65
ETSU
82
F
CenAR
79
NWSt
71
F
BethC
67
FlaAM
73
F
Norf
68
NCAT
74
F
Lamar
96
McNee
91
F
Longw
84
GWebb
81
F(OT)
Citad
71
Mercer
76
F
MiaO
55
NIU
70
F
Campbl
74
USC-Up
91
F
JackSt
85
MsVl
65
F
NOrl
84
SeLA
73
F
Stetsn
55
Lipsco
53
F
KennSt
45
NFla
86
F
CoCar
83
ArkSt
77
F
Wyo
71
SJSU
66
F
NM
77
Fres
82
F
OlDom
73
LaTec
76
F
Belm
78
JacSt
64
F
Navy
73
LoyMD
79
F
E IL
64
APSU
68
F
ULLa
66
TxSt
71
F
UNH
75
UMassL
77
F
ECU
64
Temp
76
F
N AL
83
Jacksn
85
F
Pepp
68
LoyMa
67
F(OT)
SIU
79
Drake
72
F
Ark
82
Alab
78
F
IUPUI
76
YSU
91
F
GrgWas
54
Rich
76
F
Harv
69
Princ
70
F
Dart
46
Penn
54
F
BC
71
UNC
70
F
Colum
66
Brown
72
F
Alc
82
South
93
F
SFA
81
SamH
76
F
StLou
78
StJos
73
F
Samf
56
Woff
80
F
UCSB
87
LongB
62
F
Vermt
86
Albany
75
F
NDSt
71
IPFW
60
F
Corn
71
Yale
86
F
UMBC
63
Stony
74
F
FlGlf
46
Lib
61
F
Army
80
Leh
79
F
PVAM
49
AlSt
52
F
TXSo
82
AlaAM
73
F
Tul
67
SMU
82
F
CAPoly
51
UCDav
66
F
Ariz
66
WaSt
49
F
SCla
85
Portl
61
F
SDSt
71
W IL
61
F
IlSt
70
Valpa
80
F
CSBak
59
TexPA
70
F
Denv
77
Oral
86
F
Brad
51
LoyIL
62
F
TXAMC
77
HBU
82
F
InWor
58
AbCh
72
F
Clem
44
Wake
56
F
UMass
50
David
85
F
SIU-E
55
Murr
74
F
Fla
61
Vand
55
F
Gram
49
ArkPB
47
F
TNSt
72
TNTec
67
F(OT)
UAB
69
UTEP
55
F
IdaSt
75
S UT
80
F
Web
52
N CO
70
F
GrCan
52
NMSt
72
F
MTSt
64
Mont
78
F
Purd
61
NW
58
F
USD
58
Pacif
66
F
StMar
79
BYU
81
F
Nev
64
Bois
73
F
E WA
59
Sac
54
F
AzSt
87
Wash
83
F
CS-Ful
61
UCIrv
91
F
CSNor
75
HI
80
F

Feb 1, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Boston College (11-11)

32

39

71

North Carolina (10-11)

30

40

70

Hamilton, Thornton lead Eagles, spoil Anthony's return
Sat Feb 1, 2020 10:10 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Jared Hamilton grew up in North Carolina rooting for the Tar Heels. In his first game at the Smith Center, the home team could have used him.

Hamilton scored 18 points and made 2 of 3 free throws with 17.2 seconds remaining to lift Boston College to a 71-70 victory over North Carolina on Saturday night.

Derryck Thornton added 15 points for the Eagles (11-11, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who spoiled the return of North Carolina point guard Cole Anthony after a seven-week absence.

"This means everything," said Hamilton, who is from Charlotte and had more than 20 family members and friends in attendance. "This is a huge win for us. This is a huge win for our program. It's really a turning point. I think this team, if we stay where we're at right now, the sky is the limit."

Jay Heath scored 12 points and Nik Popovic had 10 for the Eagles, who snapped a 12-game losing streak to North Carolina. Boston College picked up its first win over the Tar Heels since Feb. 20, 2010.

Anthony, North Carolina's star freshman point guard and leading scorer, had 26 points in his first action since he had arthroscopic surgery Dec. 16 to repair a partially torn meniscus in his right knee. He came off the bench in each half, shooting 5 of 14 from the field and making all 14 of his free throws.

Anthony scored in the lane to give the Tar Heels a 70-69 lead with 29.7 seconds left, but his desperation 3-pointer just before the final buzzer came up short.

"With a great player like that and the ball leaves his hand with three seconds to go, your life stops for a minute right there," Boston College coach Jim Christian said. "But fortunately for us, it didn't go in."

Brandon Robinson had 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting for North Carolina (10-11, 3-7) before leaving the court with a sprained right ankle after fouling Hamilton on the game-deciding 3-point try.

Armando Bacot added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Garrison Brooks had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels. North Carolina shot 22 of 61 (36%), including 4 of 19 from 3-point range.

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: With five losses in their previous six games, the Eagles needed this one. They matched their ACC win total from last season and stayed within striking distance of a .500 record in conference play, something they haven't achieved since the 2010-11 season.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels had some momentum after back-to-back wins against Miami and North Carolina State, and Anthony's return figured give them a boost. But they came up short at home in a game they needed to win. "It's a little deflating to lose a game like that at home," Anthony said. "But at the end of the day, there's a lot of basketball left to be played. Our season is not over."

LATE-GAME CONFUSION

Boston College played zone defense on the final possession, and the Tar Heels looked confused as the clock dwindled while Anthony dribbled. North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he wanted his team to attack the basket. Anthony took the blame, saying that he should have called timeout or shot sooner to give his team a chance to get an offensive rebound.

"I let my team down with that play," Anthony said. "That was my fault."

RETURN OF A VILLAIN

Thornton was one of three Boston College players with four fouls midway through the second half. But instead of getting timid, he got aggressive. He scored 13 points in the final nine minutes, including eight in a row for the Eagles down the stretch.

Thornton improved to 2-0 at North Carolina. He started his career at Duke and had the clinching blocked shot in the Blue Devils' 74-73 win at the Smith Center in 2016. He later spent two seasons at Southern California.

"It's crazy where God takes you," Thornton said. "Just being back here, it's a great feeling to be able to win with this group of guys and these coaches."

TIP-INS

X-rays on Robinson's right ankle were negative. . The Tar Heels outscored Boston College by 11 points in Anthony's 26 minutes. . Brooks was 0 for 7 on free throws in the second half, giving him nine consecutive misses dating to North Carolina's previous game.

UP NEXT

Boston College: The Eagles host No. 9 Duke, whom they've beaten one time in the last 13 meetings, on Tuesday night.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels play at No. 5 Florida State, which is 10-0 at home this season, on Monday night.

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Leaders

Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Kraljevic 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Rishwain 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Huffman 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Keeling 0 0 2 2 1 0

Team Comparison

BC UNC
Points For 71 70
Field Goals 26/56-46% 22/61-36%
Three Pointers 7/18-39% 4/19-21%
Free Throws 12/17-71% 22/31-71%
Offensive Rebounds 7 16
Defensive Rebounds 28 26
Rebounds 36 44
Blocks 2 3
Steals 8 8
Turnovers 15 12
Personal Fouls 23 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - BC Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 1 BC 71 @ UNC 70 S. Mitchell 5 J. Pierce 2

Game Information

Stadium: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 21,492
Game Time: