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Off the cuff: The three-point shot can certainly change games in a hurry. It looked as if Boston College might continue its ACC dominance at home after hitting four threes in a row to get out to an 18-13 lead.

But UNC's Reggie Bullock went unconscious over a three-minute period with four three-pointers. His three from the right corner gave Carolina its first lead at 19-18. About 40 seconds later Bullock hit a three from the left corner and just over a minute later he swished a three from the left side to put the Tar Heels up 29-22.

At the end of the day, Boston College had 13 three-pointers compared to 11 by Carolina. But the time of the game in which the threes were made was big plus BC shot a lot more threes. You live by it and you die by it. Carolina hit 52 percent of its three pointers while BC hit 39 percent.

Tar Heels 106, Boston College 74
Heels look smooth like butta in rout

North Carolina put together its most solid effort of the year in routing a good Boston College team by 32 points, 106-74, in Chestnut Hills. (2/1)

The Tar Heels trailed by five after eight minutes but freshman Reggie Bullock came off the bench to stroke in four three pointers during a 22-4 Carolina run that put the Heels in control at 35-22.

"Reggie's four threes in the first half were huge for us," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "We caught them (BC) on a night that was good for us and not good for them."

The Tar Heels shot 57 percent from the floor while Boston College shot just 35 percent. Carolina hit 85 percent of its free throws compared to 62 percent for BC. UNC hit 52 percent of its three-point shots while the Eagles hit 39 percent of their threes.

Harrison Barnes popped in a three late in the first half to give Carolina a 49-35 edge at the half. Another three by Barnes, this one four minutes into the second half, completed 14-5 run to put the Heels well in command at 63-40.

It never got closer than 17 the rest of way. Joe Trapani, who led the Eagles with 25 points and 15 rebounds, helped get the deficit down to 76-59. But the Tar Heels, moving it smoothly up the court, outscored BC 14-2 over the next three minutes to make it 90-61. During that stretch Kendall Marshall flipped a pass over his shoulder to Tyler Zeller for a dunk and then drained a three on a fast break.

The final score was the largest margin for the Heels, who were led by Barnes' 26 points. Barnes hit four threes and converted all four of his free throws. Zeller was six of seven from the floor and six of six from the free throw line for 18 points. Bullock added 16 points while John Henson finished with 13 points.

Carolina, at 16-5 overall and 6-1 in the league, is now tied with Duke for the top spot in the ACC heading into Sunday's home game against Florida State.




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