I actually knew the game was lost pretty early on, even when BC jumped out to a good-sized early lead.
The Eagles were off to a furious start, leading 18-6 a few minutes into the game. But even while BC was dominating, forcing turnover after turnover and playing lockdown defense, the Eagles' shooting was ice cold. Swords didn't record her first point until halfway through the first frame, and the usually dead-on Mickel Picco, after swishing a 3 on the opening possession, kept clanging shot after shot, and even airballed one.
BC had a chance to really bury UNC early, and they didn't take full advantage of it.
Then, UNC went on an itty-bitty 84-50 run the rest of the way.
The Eagles are still in decent shape to make the NCAA tournament, but they're absolutely going to have to beat both Virginia and NC State, while making a respectable showing on the road against Maryland. Then they must win their first ACC tournament game. Anything less will leave BC on the wrong side of the bubble.
BC travels to UVA on Sunday at 5 PM.