Dec. 20, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Antawn Jamison scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds,
and Ed Cota added 17 points and 12 assists as top-ranked North
Carolina defeated number 17 Florida State, 81-73, in the
Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.
Vince Carter scored 22 points and Shammond Williams added 18 for
the Tar Heels (12-0), who gave coach Bill Guthridge a victory in
his first conference game and made his counterpart, Steve
Robinson, a loser in his ACC debut for the Seminoles (8-2).
The Tar Heels improved to 7-0 when scoring 80 or more points,
though they allowed Florida State to become the second team to
break the 70-point barrier on them this season. North Carolina
is off to its best start since going 21-0 in the 1985-86 season.
LaMarr Greer scored 17 points for Florida State, which had its
four-game winning streak halted and fell to 5-21 all-time
against UNC, including a 4-11 mark in ACC games.
North Carolina shot 57 percent (31-of-54) from the field, led by
Carter’s 10-of-12 effort and a 9-of-16 performace by Jamison.
The Tar Heels held Florida State to 44 percent shooting
Randell Jackson chipped in 16 points and five rebounds, Kerry
Thompson added 11 points and four assists, and Terrell Baker had
10 points for the Seminoles.