Jan 16, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Monte Cummings scored 20 points and Delvon
Arrington added 17 Wednesday night as Florida State took an 81-71 victory over
North Carolina, sending the Tar Heels to their fourth straight loss.
Florida State (9-6, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) raced to a 16-3 lead and
built its advantage to 28-10. But the Tar Heels managed to catch up, 45-45,
early in the second half and took a brief lead, 50-49, on a 3-point shot by
Florida State regained the lead, 51-50, on two free throws by Michael Joiner
and held it for the rest of the game.
The win gave Florida State successive home court wins over Duke and North
Carolina. Florida State gave top-ranked Duke its only loss of the year, 77-76,
on Jan. 6.
Kris Lang scored 23 points for North Carolina (5-9, 1-4 ACC) which is off to
its worst start since the 1938-39 season, when it also began 5-9.
Boone added 12 points and Jawad Williams 11 for the Tar Heels.