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Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Boston College

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ACC Tournament Second Round


North Carolina Boston College
Record 21-10 13-18
ACC Record 11-7 4-14
KenPom Rank 15th 108th
Points per game 78.2 65.9
Adj. Off. Efficiency(Rank) 114.5(13th) 105.9(97th)
Ad. Def. Efficiency(Rank) 94.6(42nd) 101.2(143rd)
Tempo(Rank) 69.8(15th) 63.8(237th)
Offensive eFG% 51.0% 51.0%
Defensive eFG% 45.0% 49.2%
Field Goal % 47.3% 44.8%
3P FG% 33.8% 32.6%
FT% 69.5% 70.3%
Offensive Reb Rate 40.5% 26.5%
Defensive Reb Rate 69.0% 69.3%
TO Rate 18.1% 19.0%
FT Rate 35.4% 34.8%


The rematch of the February 7th game in Chestnut Hill. UNC won that game by 11 but it was closer than that down the stretch before the Heels exerted control and seal the win. The strength of UNC's offense in the regular season win over the Eagles was the play of Brice Johnson and Isaiah Hicks who combined for 41 or UNC's 79 points. On the other end, UNC survived 30 points from Olivier Hanlan.

The numbers clearly favor UNC and despite Boston College having capable three point shooters, the Eagles are actually worse from three than UNC. The Eagles do not possess much size so UNC's game plan is clear: Pound the ball inside and control the board. Boston College is one of the worst offensive rebounding teams in the country. The rebounding reality was reflected in UNC grabbing 43% of its misses in the first game and 78% of Boston College's.

Providing UNC does that again and does a reasonable job defensively, advancing to a third meeting with Louisville.