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Dec. 20, 1997

Box Score

Seminoles Fall to top-ranked North Carolina


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
(26-of-59).

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.

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