In its worst defensive performance of the season, BC gave up 19 points on the break and was outscored, 48-18, in the paint against the defending national champion Tar Heels.
Luke Maye recorded a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds, and despite playing its small lineup, North Carolina outrebounded the Eagles, 58-23, in BC’s 11th-straight loss to the Tar Heels.
Two years in a row, the Eagles have played North Carolina down to the wire. Both seasons, the Tar Heels have ended up in the national final. Are BC’s moral victories within the ACC legitimate, or are they meaningless?