February 6, 2005 - by
Florida St. Falls To No. 2 North Carolina, 81-60

Feb. 6, 2005

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Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Rashad McCants’ dunk ignited a 25-6 run down the
stretch and No. 2 North Carolina beat Florida State 81-60 on Sunday.

Florida State (11-11, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) clawed back from an
18-point first-half deficit to within 49-48 on Diego Romero’s 3-pointer with
14:16 left.

But McCants, who led all scorers with 16 points, dunked a pass from Raymond
Felton 20 seconds later. Within 9 minutes the Tar Heels were up 74-54 as
Florida State went scoreless for more than 7 minutes.

A year ago North Carolina blew a 24-point lead at Florida State, losing
90-81 in overtime.

McCants capped a 16-2 run in the first half with a layup that helped North
Carolina to a 38-20 lead before Florida State closed out the half with nine
straight points.

Felton added 14 points while Sean May and Marvin Williams each had 13 for
the Tar Heels.

North Carolina (19-2, 8-1) shot just 40 percent, but committed only nine
turnovers for the second straight game while Florida State had 22.

Von Wafer led Florida State with 14 points and Adam Waleskowski added 13.

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