Jan. 22, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Reyshawn Terry made two free throws with 23 seconds left to lift No. 24 North Carolina to an 81-80 victory over Florida State on Sunday night.
Wes Miller led the Tar Heels (11-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) with a career-high 18 points and Terry added 17 points and eight rebounds. Miller got all of his points from outside, hitting 6-of-10 from 3-point range.
Alexander Johnson connected on two foul shots with 39 seconds to play to give the Seminoles an 80-79 lead, setting the stage for Terry. Al Thornton’s desperation jumper from the top of the circle in the final seconds was well off the mark for Florida State (11-4, 2-3).
Florida State hit 10 of its first 11 shots, building a 25-13 lead and led by 50-37 in the final seconds of the half before North Carolina scored the final five points.
The Tar Heels kept up their push in the second half. David Noel’s dunk gave North Carolina a 69-61 lead and finished off a 32-11 surge that started before halftime.
Isaiah Swann scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half for the Seminoles and Thornton also finished with 19.
North Carolina had five players in double figures and shot a season-high 55.6 percent. Freshman center Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points, Danny Green 11 and Byron Sanders 10 for the Tar Heels.