5:30 PM ET, January 4, 2009
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Rice scores 25; Tar Heels shoot just 29 percent in second half of upset loss
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyrese Rice came through with another big game against North Carolina, one that ended all the talk of a perfect season for the top-ranked Tar Heels.Rice scored 25 points and Rakim Sanders added 22 to help Boston College stun North Carolina 85-78 on Sunday, likely ending the Tar Heels' run atop the early season polls with a surprisingly one-sided road victory.
• North Carolina's last home loss as No. 1 was last year vs. Maryland. That was also its first loss of the season.
• The last time Boston College beat the No. 1 team in the nation was a 75-72 win over North Carolina on March 20, 1994 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
• Tyler Hansbrough, an 87.2 percent free-throw shooter entering the game, hit just 3 of 6 from the line in the game's final two minutes.
• Ty Lawson scored 10 points, making him the 62nd Tar Heels player to score more than 1,000 points in his UNC career. Three others -- Wayne Ellington, Danny Green and Hansbrough -- also currently play for the Heels.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-70 (.457)||28-73 (.384)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-24 (.375)||7-22 (.318)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-16 (.750)||15-27 (.556)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
|» Jan 4, 2009||BC 85, @UNC 78||Recap|
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Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#1 North Carolina||13-3||28-4|
|#6 Wake Forest||11-5||24-6|
|North Carolina State||6-10||16-14|
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