Tar Heels Struggles Continue, Fall To BC 71-67

BOSTON (AP) -- Reggie Jackson, making his first start of the season at point guard Saturday, scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to lift Boston College to a 71-67 win over struggling North Carolina.

Corey Raji had 16 points and Rakim Sanders 14 for the Eagles (13-13, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the second time in six games.

Deon Thompson paced the Tar Heels (14-13, 3-9) with 17 points and nine rebounds. North Carolina, which shot 39 percent, lost its ninth in 11 games. It's the Tar Heels' worst stretch since losing 11 of 12 in 2001-02.

BC was clinging to a 65-52 lead after the Tar Heels closed a 10-point lead, but Evan Ravenel had a put-back jam off Jackson's miss with 1:52 left.

Sanders scored off a drive after Larry Drew II's three-point play, making the score 69-65 with just over a minute left. Jackson nailed two free throws with 31 seconds remaining.

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