BOSTON (AP) – Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, No. 9 North Carolina rallied to beat Boston College 68-65 on Tuesday night thanks to 20 points from Justin Jackson.
The Eagles, who have not won an Atlantic Coast Conference game this season, led the whole way until Theo Pinson hit two free throws with under 4 minutes remaining. After BC retook the lead, Marcus Paige hit a 3-pointer to make it 62-60.
The Tar Heels (20-4, 9-2) snapped a two-game losing streak.
Dennis Clifford had 14 points and 13 rebounds for BC (7-17, 0-11).
BC’s Matt Milon hit a 3-pointer with 5.6 seconds left to make it a one-point game. But after Paige made two free throws, Eli Carter’s 3-point attempt from halfcourt at the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the backboard.
Carter scored 26 points.