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Preview & Prediction: #9 UNC at Boston College

Lineup change? With UNC looking to break a two game skid and an imminently winnable game on the schedule, Roy Williams was asked last night during his radio program if a lineup change was in the offing. His answer? Maybe. It happened last season when the Tar Heels traveled to Boston College. Prediction: UNC 88, Boston College 59 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Boston College

Boston College's three-game road trip did not get any better after the Eagles left Chapel Hill, as Jim Christian's team lost 61-47 at Virginia and 79-47 at Louisville to fall to 0-10 in league play. The performance at Louisville was particularly bleak, with the offense mustering just 47 points in 65 possessions, including 14 in the first 20 minutes. (

UNC at Boston College, three to know preview

The Tar Heels are now a half-game ahead of Louisville (8-3 ACC) and Virginia (8-3). Miami (7-3) is only one game back. The cushion from a fast start against a relatively friendly schedule is gone. Tonight, UNC closes its stretch of three straight road games, and last-place Boston College has lost all four of its ACC home games by at least 10 points. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels Visit Boston College Tuesday

North Carolina (19-4, 8-2 ACC) will try to bounce back from its first losing streak of the 2015-16 season when it visits Boston College (7-16, 0-10) on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels and Eagles will tip off at 8:05 p.m. in the Conte Forum. Tim Brando (play-by-play) and Cory Alexander (analyst) will call the game for an ACC Network syndicated television audience. (

Roy Williams Live: Contemplating Lineup Changes

In February 2015, Roy Williams decided to switch up his starting lineup on a road trip to Boston College after several days of talking about urgency and commitment. One year later, the Hall of Fame coach is discussing similar topics and considering lineup adjustments once again before facing the Eagles on the road on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Tyler Zeller has been stellar since opportunity arrived

What's most impressive is that Tyler Zeller, with 18 DNPs this season, has been a consistent late-game presence after being glued to the bench for much of the season. His professionalism in not only accepting a diminished role -- Zeller started 59 games while appearing in all 82 tilts last season -- but staying ready for when his number was called is not lost on his teammates. (

Boston College's next challenge: No. 9 North Carolina

There were only so many ways for Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian to state the obvious. Trips to North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisville felt like they took a pound of flesh out of the Eagles. They loss all three games by double digits and found themselves trailing by 20 at some point in each of them. The losses stretched a painful losing streak to 10 games — all by double digits. (Boston Globe)

Last Two Losses Reveal Major Flaw for North Carolina

But even with all the right ingredients, UNC didn’t look like a title-bound squad in its last two matchups. Instead, what showed in those two losses was a glaring flaw that could potentially hold the team back in March. Just like in their 71-65 setback at Louisville on Monday, the Tar Heels were handed an 80-76 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday after they failed to match the level of effort by their opponent. (Today's U)

Circumstances vary in Tar Heels’ recent losses

The ways in which North Carolina lost its last two games were vastly different, according to Roy Williams. He said Saturday night’s loss at Notre Dame was defined by Notre Dame’s 23 points off rebounds and the Irish’s 19-0 edge in points following turnovers. North Carolina’s 34.5-percent shooting from the field at Louisville was troublesome. (Burlington Times News)

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday against a Boston College team that is winless in the ACC and was routed by UNC just over a week ago. (CBS Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Boston College

Not sure much has changed since these two teams met ten days ago. In fact, this is an opportunity to once again complain about playing the same team twice in such a short period before even playing Duke once. The upside here is UNC gets another game against the worst team in the league to salvage a win from a three game road swing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Previewing Boston College

No. 9 North Carolina travels to the land of blizzard warnings to play Boston College for the second time in 11 days. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday and will be televised by the ACC Network. Boston College enters Tuesday’s contest with a 7-16 (0-10) record. The Eagles have lost 16 of their last 20 games after a 3-0 start to the season. (Inside Carolina)

Marvin Williams is having a career rebirth, and chances are you didn't even notice

In a season full of inconsistencies, Marvin Williams has been the closest thing to a consistent Charlotte has had. He has evolved into the player the franchise hoped he would be when they signed him last season, and then some, and it could be argued that he is having the best season of any Hornet not named Kemba Walker. (At The Hive)

UNC Looking to Rebound from Back to Back Losses

North Carolina is looking to get back on the winning track against Boston College after two road losses last week. Coming off of losses at Louisville and at Notre Dame, Carolina dropped to No. 9 in the latest AP Poll. UNC head coach Roy Williams says it is a priority for his team to step up intensity to close out the rest of the regular season. (

Looking to improve from 2015, UNC shows many of the same flaws

The schedule has become noticeably tougher. North Carolina has not. The Tar Heels entered last week with a No. 1 ranking in the national coaches poll and an 8-0 record in the ACC. Faced with a back-loaded league schedule, they had taken care of business before beginning a three-game road set that concludes Tuesday with a visit to last-place Boston College. (Fayetteville Observer)

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(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
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NC State4-1415-17
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