Brice Johnson Scouting ReportWhen Brice Johnson is on, he is just about unstoppable. That was the case against Florida State early this season, when he finished with 39 points on 14-16 shooting from the field. He was on against UCLA, too, this time to the tune of 27 points on 11-12 shooting.
And he was on against Wake Forest last week, putting up 27 points on 8-12 shooting. (Upside & Motor)
Watch: Warriors survive Sixers on Harrison Barnes’s game-winnerThe seven-win Philadelphia 76ers came back from a 73–54 halftime deficit to tie the Golden State Warriors late in the fourth quarter, but fell short of the win after Harrison Barnes hit a last-second corner three to give Golden State a 108–105 victory. (Sports Illustrated)
Seeing first shot fall gives UNC's Marcus Paige sweet reliefMarcus Paige had hit 250 3-pointers at North Carolina before the one that dropped at the 17:21 mark of the first half in Saturday’s 89-62 drubbing of Boston College. At first glance, there wasn’t much special about it....But as he turned to get back on defense, he shoulders dropped and he cast his gaze up toward the white fabric roof of the suddenly deafening Smith Center. (Fayetteville Observer)
Joel Berry Playing Steady & StrongJoel Berry has emerged as Mr. Reliable during a stretch of games in which No. 2 North Carolina has struggled to find consistency despite its winning ways. On Saturday, Berry finished with 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, six assists (his most in ACC play) and three rebounds without a turnover in UNC’s 89-62 win over Boston College. (Inside Carolina)
Tar Heels Feast Off TurnoversNo. 2 North Carolina kept its winning streak rolling along despite playing down to its competition at times in Saturday’s 89-62 win over Boston College. The Tar Heels won their 12th game in a row while the Eagles dropped their eighth-straight ACC contest in an uneven affair loaded with unforced turnovers and scoring droughts. The difference was turnovers. (Inside Carolina)
Lucas: Go TimeAfter Saturday’s 89-62 rout over Boston College, the Tar Heels play five of the final ten games against ranked opponents, with three of those five on the road. Six of the final ten overall are on the road. Seven of the final ten are against teams with an overall winning percentage of at least .700. There are two games remaining in the final ten against teams that are outside Ken Pomeroy’s top 55. (GoHeels.com)
Jeff Lebo working to build a winning basketball program at ECUSure, he has put on a few pounds since his playing days at North Carolina. He has lost most of his hair, but that occurred when coaching at Auburn. Still, there are no bags under those sparkling blue eyes, and his laughter often reverberates around his office. Truth be known, there is little physical evidence to show that Jeff Lebo has the toughest job in all of men’s college basketball. (Raleigh News & Observer)
UNC-Boston College Postgame Quotes"Just to get it straight about Kennedy [Meeks], he was late to shootaround today, and so when you’re late you have to run some for however many minutes you were late and you don’t play your first run during the game. If you’re a starter, you don’t start. I’ve been a head coach 28 years. We‘ve had four guys that were late in 28 years, so that’s all it was. It’s no big deal." (GoHeels.com)
UNC-Boston College Postgame NotesCarolina has scored 80 or more points 17 times in the first 21 games and improved its scoring average to 85.8 per game. Joel Berry II had 13 points, six assists, no turnovers and three steals. Brice Johnson had 10 double-doubles in 108 games in his first three seasons and has 12 in 21 games as a senior. Johnson passed Ty Lawson for 36th place in UNC scoring. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tar Heels Soar Past Eagles, 89-62 - HighlightsAnother double-double by Brice Johnson and some solid production by Joel Berry led Carolina to an 89-62 win over Boston College on January 30, 2016.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Boston College Press ConferenceUNC coach Roy Williams talks about Joel Berry's success, breaking out of shooting slumps, and more after North Carolina's 89-62 win over Boston College on January 30, 2016.
Johnson leads No. 2 UNC to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BCBrice Johnson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Boston College 89-62 on Saturday for its 12th straight win. Marcus Paige had 12 points in his highest-scoring game in three weeks while Joel Berry II added 13 points for the Tar Heels (19-2, 8-0 ACC). The ACC leaders routed its last-place team by forcing 23 turnovers and turning them into 30 points. (Associated Press)
Recap: UNC 89, Boston College 62Brice Johnson led UNC with 17 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Joel Berry scored 13 points to go with six assists and zero turnovers. It was Berry's third straight game without a turnovers and four of the last five. Paige scored 12 points which may have shaken him from his slump at least for now. UNC is now 19-2 overall and 8-0 in the ACC with Louisville on Monday. (Tar Heel Blog)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Boston CollegeWelcome back, Marcus Paige? It looked like that might be the case during Saturday's 89-62 romp over Boston College. Paige hit three three-pointers and finished with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Just as important, he looked completely in the flow of the game. The Tar Heels will need a vintage Paige as they enter a very difficult February. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Joel Berry does it all vs. Boston CollegeSophomore Joel Berry was the catalyst for the Tar Heels, scoring 13 points to go along with 6 assists, 3 steals and zero turnovers as UNC downed Boston College on January 30, 2016.
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|Basile (CSU Bakersfield) 18 pts; Okogie (Georgia Tech) 22 pts;|
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|(16) Florida State||12-6||26-9|
|(14) Notre Dame||12-6||26-10|