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UNC eyes another win as it opens ACC play

Jan 4, 2009 - 3:04 PM Boston College (12-2) at No. 1 North Carolina (13-0), 5:30 p.m. EST

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Ticker) -- North Carolina had no problem during its early non-conference schedule. The team will now see if Atlantic Coast Conference play will be any different.

The top-ranked Tar Heels open conference play when they host Boston College on Sunday.

North Carolina has rolled during its 13 victories, winning by an average of 26.4 points.

Tyler Hansbrough topped the 20-point mark for the seventh straight game with 22 points and Wayne Ellington added 15 as the Tar Heels defeated Nevada, 84-61, on Wednesday.

Boston College enters the contest on a nine-game winning streak, but most of the wins have come against lesser competition.

Rakim Sanders scored 20 points as the Eagles posted an 89-76 victory over Sacred Heart on Wednesday.

Tyrece Rice added 18 in the win and the senior leads the team in scoring at 16.7 per game. He is also averaging 6.4 assists per contest.

North Carolina, which plays the College of Charleston next Wednesday in its last non-conference game, has won the last four meetings.