Boston College outrebounded the Tar Heels 43-39 and ended up with 20 offensive rebounds, highly irritating North Carolina coach Roy Williams. "You've got to box out; that's part of the game. In my opinion, it's one of the three most important parts of the game," he said. "I'm looking down here (at the stat sheet), and I'm seeing we have 24 second-chance points and they have 18, and I'm just dumbfounded by that, because I thought they had 880."
North Carolina has gotten rattled by hostile crowds on the road this season, but the Tar Heels didn't have that excuse Saturday. There were plenty of seats in both the student and general admission sections for the noon game at Conte Forum - which was a rare occurrence during past years, when the Tar Heels were winning.
North Carolina sophomore Tyler Zeller said he felt a bit out of sync in his return after a 10-game injury absence, but he still contributed nine points and seven rebounds. One reason he played 16 minutes was because reserve forward David Wear injured his hip last week and was a game-time decision.