Barnes Leads No. 3 UNC Past BC 83-60 In ACC Opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Harrison Barnes scored 25 points and No. 3 North Carolina opened Atlantic Coast Conference play by pulling away to beat Boston College 83-60 on Saturday for its eighth straight win.

Tyler Zeller added 20 points for the Tar Heels (14-2, 1-0). The preseason league favorites shot 47 percent, took control with a big first-half run and used an even bigger spurt late to claim its 27th straight win at the Smith Center.

Matt Humphrey scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson added 13 for BC (5-10, 0-1), which started five freshmen and had 20 turnovers in losing its third straight.


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  • by EARL WORREL Location: WASHINGTON on Jan 9, 2012 at 08:28 AM
    Roy williams should win the national championship every year.UNChas a roster full of mcdonalds all americans year in and year out.Icould coach this team and win it all.He isnt a great coach....see Kansas,choked every year under ol Roy
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      by Patrick on Jan 9, 2012 at 09:27 AM in reply to EARL WORREL
      Agree with you. Lord help if someone is in the arena pulling against, he will have you removed, what a loser. Yep, he has coached at Kansas and Tarholes, both basketball schools, not a good game day coach for sure, better recruiter than game day coach for sure. Now John Calipari is a different story. Everywhere is has been, he has turned the school to a basketball power house. Then he ends up at Kentucky, where no one else has been able to kick start the basketball program and in one year he makes them a powerhouse once again.
  • by Is it just me ? on Jan 8, 2012 at 02:51 AM
    I can't wait! Feb. 8th & March 3rd ...gonna be some good games, ya'll
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