Jan. 22, 2000
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Damous Anderson scored a career-high 25 points
while Ron Hale scored 17, including the go-ahead basket at 1:06 left, as
Florida State handed No. 21 North Carolina its fourth straight loss, 76-71
This is the longest losing streak for the Tar Heels (11-8, 2-3 Atlantic
Coast Conference) since a four-game skid in February 1992 that included a
110-96 loss at Florida State.
After Hale put the Seminoles up 70-68, Florida State (8-8, 3-2) made six
straight free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Delvon Arrington added 12 points as the Seminoles won their first game in
Chapel Hill since 1996. Florida State had lost five straight to the Tar Heels
since a 84-71 win in 1997.
Brendan Haywood and Joseph Forte led the Tar Heels with 15 points apiece.
Jason Capel added 14 points and four assists, while freshman reserve Jonathan
Holmes provided five points and six assists in place of injured point guard Ed
North Carolina trailed 61-50 in the second half before rallying to tie the
game at 68-68 on a Haywood tap-in with 1:25 to play.
Sparked by two baseline baskets by Forte, North Carolina mounted a 13-3 run
in the last 4:52 to eventually pull even.
Florida State led 37-36 at halftime after Hale scored 13 and Anderson added
Anderson hit his only two 3-point tries and then scored Florida State’s last
six points before halftime, rallying the Seminoles from a 34-31 deficit.
The NCAA’s third most accurate team from the field, North Carolina shot
17-for-33 in the first half and enjoyed a 31-22 lead with 5:19 left in the
Florida State went 7-for-10 in the first half on 3-pointers, and shot
28-of-55 overall for the game.