June 13, 2024

RJ Davis contributed 16 points, and Harrison Ingram recorded 11 points and 13 rebounds, leading No. 4 North Carolina to its eighth consecutive victory with a 76-66 win over Boston College on Saturday. The Tar Heels have secured all eight wins by double-digit margins. Armando Bacot added 10 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina (15-3, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Despite trailing for much of the first half and holding a narrow 68-63 lead with three minutes left, the Tar Heels closed out the game with free throws. Boston College (11-7, 2-5) failed to score another basket, and North Carolina extended its streak of winning by at least 10 points. Cormac Ryan made two free throws with 38 seconds remaining to secure the 76-66 victory.

Quinten Post contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds for Boston College, which has lost three of its last four games. Carolina has emerged victorious in 17 of the last 18 matchups against BC. The Eagles held a lead of up to six points midway through the first half and maintained a one-point advantage, 31-30, in the final minute before halftime. However, North Carolina secured the lead with the last two baskets of the half, including a turnaround jumper by Harrison Ingram and an alley-oop to James Okonkwo just before the buzzer, making it 34-31. The Tar Heels extended their lead to nine points early in the second half with a 3-pointer from RJ Davis and a 3-point play by Armando Bacot. Boston College will face Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.

James Okonkwo's only points for North Carolina on Saturday came on a dunk to finish the first half, beating Boston College's Jaeden Zackery to the rim.

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