Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 4
Jan. 4, 2009
Boston College Upsets No. 1 North Carolina
Rice scored 25 points in his second straight big game against the Tar Heels to help the Eagles stun North Carolina 85-78 on Sunday, likely ending its run atop the early season polls.
Rakim Sanders added 22 points for the Eagles (13-2, 1-0), who led by six points at halftime and pushed the lead to as many as 15 before holding off a frantic rally from the Tar Heels (13-1, 0-1) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Blue Devils Go Big Over Hokies
Gerald Henderson added 15 points, Nolan Smith had 13 and Jon Scheyer finished with 11 for the Blue Devils (12-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
They held the Hokies to 13 points in the second half and outscored them 30-9 over the final 17 minutes of the game.
Malcolm Delaney scored 12 points to lead Virginia Tech (9-5, 0-1). Leading scorer A.D. Vassallo was held to seven points — 12 below his average — and didn't score on 0-of-2 shooting in the second half.