North Carolina 82, Boston College 71
January 18, 2014
- • Carolina is 11-6 overall and 1-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels have won nine of the last 11 games against Boston College.
- • The win snapped a three-game losing streak, Carolina's longest since the 2009-10 season.
- • The Tar Heels scored 82 points, their highest scoring total in ACC play this year (averaged 56.3 in the first three ACC games).
- • Carolina scored 46 points in the second half and 36 in the first half. Those are the two highest scoring halves in ACC play this year (previous was 35 in the second half at Wake Forest.
- • Marcus Paige led UNC in scoring for the seventh time this season with 21 points, also his sixth 20-point game of the year.
- • Paige scored 14 in the first half. He had 12 points total in the previous four first halves. He took only one field goal attempt in the second half but was 5 for 7 from the free throw line in the second half.
- • James Michael McAdoo had 17 points and six rebounds and tied his career high with four blocked shots.
- • McAdoo has scored in double figures in each of the last 10 games.
- • McAdoo has 996 career points and is four points from becoming Carolina's 69thplayer with 1,000 career points.
- • Freshman Kennedy Meeks scored 10 points and had six rebounds in 15 minutes. It was his first double-figure scoring game since he had 13 against Davidson on Dec. 21st. Meeks played the final 13 minutes and 23 seconds, by far his longest stint of the season. He played a total of 12 minutes in UNC's previous game at Syracuse.
- • Jackson Simmons made his first career start, but took an elbow in the forehead just 1:47 into the game. He received four stitches and did return later in the game.
- • Leslie McDonald made his second career start (vs. UAB last year) and had 10 points and four assists. He hit a three-pointer with 4:32 to play that gave UNC a 71-61 lead, its first double-digit lead of the second half.
- • J.P. Tokoto had 14 points, five rebounds, a career-high six assists and three steals.