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North Carolina 81

(18-7, 8-4 ACC)

Florida State 75

(15-11, 6-8 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, February 17, 2014

    Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida

    1 2 T
    UNC 33 4881
    FSU 36 3975

    Top Performers

    North Carolina: K. Meeks 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Blk

    Florida State: I. Miller 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Roy Williams gets 300th UNC win as Heels rally over FSU

    Associated Press
    Roy Williams Talks 300th UNC Win
    North Carolina coach Roy Williams comments on his team's 81-75 victory over Florida State, which was his 300th victory as coach of the Tar Heels.
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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Roy Williams earned his 300th win at North Carolina with an 81-75 victory against Florida State as the Tar Heels rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to record their seventh consecutive success.

    The win was North Carolina's biggest comeback of the season.

    Freshman Kennedy Meeks scored a career-high 23 points for North Carolina (18-7, 8-4 ACC), while Marcus Paige chipped in 20. James Michael McAdoo, who had scored in double figures in 17 consecutive games, fouled out without a point.

    "That was about as bizarre of a game I've ever been involved with early; nothing we did was very good," Williams said. "But our guys just sort of hung in there."

    Florida State (15-11, 6-8) switched up the starting lineup with its NCAA tournament chances dwindling after losing six of nine games. Ian Miller made his first start of the season and led the Seminoles with 22 points, including five 3-pointers. His hot shooting out of the gate helped give Florida State a 21-6 lead. Montay Brandon finished with 18 points, and Aaron Thomas added 16.

    North Carolina started just 2-for-13 from the field but closed the first half with a 27-15 run as Meeks took over inside.

    Florida State big men Okaro White, Michael Ojo and Boris Bojanovsky played a combined 17 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, and Meeks stayed aggressive. He scored 13 points in the first half, including the last eight North Carolina points before the break.

    Paige scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as the Tar Heels continued to walk down the lead. Nate Britt hit a baseline jumper to give North Carolina its first lead of the game at 57-55 with 10:05 left to play.

    The Tar Heels led 70-69 when J.P. Tokoto came up with a loose ball and turned it into an easy two-handed dunk. Meeks then put in a layup off a Paige dribble-drive and dish to go up 74-69. Florida State never recovered.

    The Seminoles now have lost seven of 10 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNC
    FSU
    Points 81 75
    FG Made-Attempted 33-64 (.516) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

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    Research Notes

    UNC Tar Heels have made just 97 three pointers, more than only three schools: Lamar (79), South Florida (83) and Jackson State (92), and fewer than three individuals.
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    Roy Williams earned his 300th win at North Carolina this evening in his team's victory at Florida State. Williams accomplished that in his 386th game with the Tar Heels, getting to 300 wins faster than any ACC coach in history.
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