January 28, 1999
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Jessica Gaspar scored 22 points and Juana Brown
added 17 as No. 14 North Carolina beat Florida State 87-76 Thursday night.
LaQuanda Barksdale scored 14 points, Nikki Teasley added 13 and Jackie
Higgins had 10 for North Carolina (20-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
After Brown’s 3-pointer with 13:20 left in the first half broke a 10-10 tie,
the Tar Heels led the rest of the way.
Brown scored 11 points in the first half, and North Carolina led 43-32 at
the break. The Tar Heels increased their lead to 69-54 after Gaspar hit a
3-pointer, made two free throws and then hit another 3 with 5:02 remaining.
Tamara Gracey, who led Florida State with 24 points, cut the lead to 78-72
with a putback with 48 seconds left. But Gaspar hit five of six free throws in
the final minute to seal the win.
Gracey also had 13 rebounds for Florida State (6-13, 2-8), which made only
two 3-pointers in the game but outrebounded North Carolina 40-30.
Arieshia Davidson added 14 points and Brooke Wyckoff had 10 points for the