Carolyn Swords scored 14 points to help Boston College beat No. 18 North Carolina 69-62 on Thursday night.
Kerri Shields added 13 points and Mickel Picco had 12 for the Eagles (14-10, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight.
Italee Lucas scored 13 points to lead North Carolina (16-7, 4-5), which has lost four in a row for the first time since 2000. Waltiea Rolle added 11 points and Chay Shegog had 10 points for the Tar Heels.
Boston College pulled away with a 9-0 run down the stretch, blowing open a game that was tied at 53 with 5:45 to play. The Tar Heels cut the lead to 62-58 on a 3-pointer by She'la White with 1:25 left, but they never got closer.
North Carolina led 34-31 at halftime.
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