Johnson leads No. 2 UNC to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BC

North Carolina's Brice Johnson (11) reacts following a basket as Boston College's A.J. Turner (11) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Brice Johnson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Boston College 89-62 on Saturday for its 12th straight win.

Marcus Paige had 12 points in his highest-scoring game in three weeks while Joel Berry II added 13 points for the Tar Heels (19-2, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

After shaking off a slow start, the ACC leaders routed its last-place team by forcing 23 turnovers and turning them into 30 points.

Eli Carter had 19 points to lead the Eagles (7-14, 0-7).

They shot 44 percent and hit 10 3-pointers but couldn't overcome that season-worst turnover total while losing both their eighth straight overall and eighth in a row in the series.

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