The 38-point margin was the second largest loss of Jim Christian’s tenure and the 26th time BC has lost by at least 20 points during his six-plus seasons.
Boston College men’s basketball lost to Minnesota in overtime despite having a 15-point lead in the second half.
The Eagles new faces showed promise but a lack of discipline down the stretch crushed BC’s hopes of an upset.
BC coach and players discussed strength of schedule, impacts of COVID-19, and key differences between this year’s team and those of years past in 2020 media day.
The Eagles held Duke to a season-low 63 points and had a four-point lead with under eight minutes to play, but converted just one of their final eight field goal attempts.
Thanks to a pair of Jared Hamilton free throws with 17.2 seconds remaining, the Eagles defeated UNC for the first time since February 2010.