No. 19 UNC Holds Off Late BC Rally In 48-46 Win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Zeller scored 16 points and No. 19 North Carolina held off a late rally to beat Boston College 48-46 on Saturday.

Freshmen Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes had 10 points each for the Tar Heels (20-6, 10-2 ACC), who held Boston College to season lows of 26.9 percent shooting and total points.

North Carolina overcame its lowest-scoring game under Roy Williams to reach the 20-win mark for the seventh straight season under him.

Joe Trapani and Reggie Jackson scored 13 points apiece for the Eagles (16-10, 6-6), who pulled within 48-46 on Jackson's 3-pointer with 1:10 left.

After Marshall missed on a drive with about 35 seconds left, Dallas Elmore rebounded and the Eagles called timeout with 17.6 seconds left to set up their final play. With about 5 seconds left, Jackson pulled up for a 3-pointer over 6-foot-10 John Henson that rimmed out.


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  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Feb 19, 2011 at 06:53 PM
    It was a very ugly win. Glad the defense was working cause they couldn't throw a rock in the ocean from the outside. Go Heelssssssssssss
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