After losing a double-digit lead in its loss at Clemson, the North Carolina women's basketball team (13-11, 2-9 ACC) faced an ACC opponent in Boston College (9-16, 2-10 ACC) that looked to halt a 10-game losing streak. The Tar Heels couldn't shoot their way out of a first-half deficit, falling to the Eagles, 88-77.
After a lagging start for both teams, it was the Eagles who regained their shooting touch first. While the Tar Heels ended the quarter with a 0-for-7 drought from the field, the Eagles went on a 14-0 run over the final 3:58.
The run continued into the next period. The Eagles built a 19-point lead before a 3-pointer by sophomore Stephanie Watts at the 7:39 mark of the second quarter stopped the UNC dry spell. The Tar Heels walked off the floor after the half facing a 15-point deficit.
While North Carolina tightened up its offense in the third quarter, Boston College shot an improbable 100 percent on nine attempts from 3-point range in the third quarter to expand its lead to 72-52.
The fourth quarter saw a herculean effort from the Tar Heels. A Paris Kea layup with 4:53 left brought UNC within eight, but North Carolina wouldn’t get any closer en route to an 11-point defeat.