Rice's 46 Points Not Enough to Beat Tar Heels
No. 14 Butler blows out Detroit, Purdue moves into tie atop Big Ten
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2008 8:08 PM CST
North Carolina's Danny Green (14) and the rest of the bench react in the second half of a basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Boston. North Carolina won 90-80. (AP Photo/Michael...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tyrese Rice and Boston College must be trying to figure out what it takes to beat No. 3 North Carolina. Rice scored 46 points and the Eagles led by 18 at home in the second half, only to lose the ACC game 90-80 today, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough had 25 points and Wayne Ellington 20 as the Tar Heels won their sixth straight. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 14 Butler jumped out to a 16-3 lead and Pete Campbell finished with 24 points in a 65-41 Horizon League win over Detroit.
  • No. 16 Purdue moved into a tie with Wisconsin atop the Big Ten as freshman Robbie Hummel scored 15 points in a 68-43 win over Northwestern.