North Carolina vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview

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North Carolina vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview
North Carolina
(13-6, 3-4 away)
Boston College
(9-10, 7-6 home)
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 29, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
North Carolina J Michael McAdoo 14.6 J Michael McAdoo 8.4 M Paige 4.4
Boston College R Anderson 16.4 R Anderson 9.1 J Rahon 3.8

On Tuesday, North Carolina visits Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on Boston College. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Tar Heels are 3-2 against the Eagles over the last four years. The last time they met (1/7/2012) they won 83-60.

North Carolina is currently in 5th place in the conference and Boston College is in 11th.

In spite of 19 points from P.J. Hairston, the Tar Heels came up short 91-83 against NC State on January 26th. He is putting up 12.3 points per game while also averaging 4.1 rebounds per game. For the Eagles, Joe Rahon finished with 10 points in the 65-51 loss to Virginia on January 26th. He is averaging 10.4 points per game and leads the team in assists with 3.8 per game.

North Carolina has a statistical advantage over Boston College in two key categories. The Tar Heels have an edge in rebounding, 42 per game to 33 per game. In addition, North Carolina has an advantage in scoring, 78 points per game to 67 points per game.

Boston College StatSmack

  • The North Carolina steals leader (Dexter Strickland) has more steals than the Boston College steals leader (Joe Rahon).
  • North Carolina has a more potent offense, scoring more points (83.6 per game vs 68.4 per game) than Boston College this season.
  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 North Carolina has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Boston College (15 vs 0).
  • North Carolina embarrassed Boston College by 23 points the last time they played (Jan 07, 2012).
  • You get an A for effort, but North Carolina has emerged victorious against Boston College the last 3 times they've played.
  • North Carolina has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Boston College (3 vs 0).
  • Marcus Paige is ranked 7th in the ACC in assists.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. North Carolina has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Boston College (64 vs 1).
  • Even computers respect North Carolina more. We have a better RPI this season than Boston College (RPI: #22 vs #149).
  • North Carolina can actually jump, with more rebounds (44.8 per game vs 34.8 per game) than Boston College this season.
  • People just expect us to beat you. North Carolina has been the favorite 10 out of the last 11 times.
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Reggie Bullock 29 14 6 3 1 0 1
B J. McAdoo 29 15 8 1 1 0 3
B P.J. Hairston 20 12 4 2 1 0 1
C+ D. Strickland 26 8 3 4 2 0 1
C+ Marcus Paige 27 7 3 4 1 0 3
C Brice Johnson 13 8 4 0 1 1 1
C Leslie McDonald 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
C J.P. Tokoto 11 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- Joel James 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Jackson Simmons 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Desmond Hubert 12 1 2 0 0 1 1
D James Manor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Robinson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Wade Moody 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Frank Tanner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Luke Davis 6 1 0 2 0 0 1
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Ryan Anderson 33 16 9 1 1 1 2
B Olivier Hanlan 34 14 4 3 1 0 3
C+ Joe Rahon 35 10 3 4 1 0 2
C Lonnie Jackson 32 10 3 2 1 0 2
C P. Heckmann 25 8 3 2 1 1 1
C Dennis Clifford 19 4 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Andrew Van Nest 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Eddie Odio 13 3 2 0 0 0 0
D K.C. Caudill 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Danny Rubin 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Steve Perpiglia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Drew Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
F J. Cain Carney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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