Feb. 6, 2005
By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Rashad McCants’ dunk ignited a 25-6 run down the
stretch and No. 2 North Carolina beat Florida State 81-60 on Sunday.
Florida State (11-11, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) clawed back from an
18-point first-half deficit to within 49-48 on Diego Romero’s 3-pointer with
But McCants, who led all scorers with 16 points, dunked a pass from Raymond
Felton 20 seconds later. Within 9 minutes the Tar Heels were up 74-54 as
Florida State went scoreless for more than 7 minutes.
A year ago North Carolina blew a 24-point lead at Florida State, losing
90-81 in overtime.
McCants capped a 16-2 run in the first half with a layup that helped North
Carolina to a 38-20 lead before Florida State closed out the half with nine
Felton added 14 points while Sean May and Marvin Williams each had 13 for
the Tar Heels.
North Carolina (19-2, 8-1) shot just 40 percent, but committed only nine
turnovers for the second straight game while Florida State had 22.