It does not take much searching to discover where the Boston College Eagles fell short against the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels.
The number that jumps out instantly is 23.
Twenty-three times the Eagles had an offensive possession interrupted by a turnover. Off those 23 turnovers, 30 points were scored by the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels were able to capitalize on the Eagles' turnovers and, alongside a strong offensive performance, were able to survive a competitive early first half to pull away and trounce the Eagles 89-62 in Chapel Hill.
The game started out sloppily for both teams on the offensive end, with the first points coming 2:39 into the game. The Eagles were able to play UNC competitively, even at times holding a lead, before the 9:28 mark where the Eagles surrendered the lead for good.
The Tar Heels closed out the first half on a 17-7 run, and went into the locker room up 41-30.
The second half did not produce a better result for the Eagles, as turnovers continued to mar the offensive production. North Carolina did not have similar offensive issues, and the Tar Heels built their lead, putting the game outside any doubt quickly.
The Eagles continue their road trip Wednesday, Feb. 3 against Virginia at 7 pm.