January 20, 2005 - by
Seminoles Topple Tar Heels In OT

Jan. 20, 2005



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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Ganiyat Adeduntan scored a career-high 26 points
and Roneeka Hodges had 23, including a three-point play that tied the game late
in regulation, to lead Florida State past North Carolina 79-73 in overtime
Thursday night.

Adeduntan made a 3-pointer to open overtime, and the Seminoles never trailed
again. Florida State (17-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) is off to the best
start in school history.

The ninth-ranked Tar Heels (14-3, 2-2) went scoreless for nearly seven
minutes in regulation and overtime, and missed their last seven shots in the
second half – including three in the last 35 seconds.

Holly Johnson and Alicia Gladden made two free throws each in the final 25
seconds to seal the Seminoles’ second overtime win over a ranked ACC foe in
less than a week. The Seminoles beat then-No. 15 Maryland 95-91 on Sunday.

The win snapped FSU’s six-game losing streak against North Carolina, which
won 15 of the previous 16 meetings.

Hodges’ three-point play with 1:53 left in the second half tied it at 64,
and neither team scored again until overtime. North Carolina’s LaTangela
Atkinson was short on a 3-pointer that could have won it is the clock ticked
down.

Freshman Erlana Larkins scored 21 and Camille Little added 17 for the Tar
Heels. Atkinson finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Seminoles pulled even at 37 heading into halftime when Adeduntan, who
scored 16 in the first half, hit a tying 3 from the right corner with less than
22 seconds left.

North Carolina outscored the Seminoles 44-28 in the paint, but shot 17 fewer
free throws.

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