UNC-Florida State Postgame QuotesRoy Williams: "It was a big-time game. It was the kind of game that you like to be involved in. You like it a lot more at the end if your team has more points. I really love Florida State’s club. We got a big lift from Theo Pinson, made his first field goals of the year, three for five. The dunk was a big play. Mentally, the three pointer was a big play for us." (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Florida State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 96-83 win over No. 9 Florida State on Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Three things we learned from FSU's loss at North CarolinaJonathan Issac led the Seminoles with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Dwayne Baconfinished with 18 points. But the Tar Heels simply played a brilliant game at home. The Seminoles were no match for the extra possessions they afforded the Tar Heels, as UNC finished the game with a 28-15 edge in second-chance points -- the difference in the game. (Orlando Sentinel)
Video: UNC Knocks Off No. 9 Florida State, 96-83 - HighlightsJoel Berry (26 points), Justin Jackson (22), and Isaiah Hicks (22, ties his career high) combine for 70 points in the Tar Heels' victory over Florida State in Chapel Hill on January 14, 2017.
No. 11 North Carolina beats No. 9 Florida State 96-83Joel Berry II scored 26 points, and No. 11 North Carolina pulled away late to beat No. 9 Florida State 96-83 on Saturday. Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks each added 22 points for the Tar Heels, who played from in front nearly all day but didn't put the Seminoles away until a 14-2 run in the final 5 1/2 minutes finally gave them a comfortable lead. (Associated Press)
North Carolina takes down Florida State in ACC showdownFlorida State coach Leonard Hamilton has long bemoaned the perception of the ACC being more than Duke and North Carolina. While the Seminoles have certainly shown that with their impressive start, which included a 16-point beatdown of Duke this week, they couldn't deliver an emphatic statement on the road, falling to UNC, 96-83, for their first ACC loss. (USA Today)
Tar Heels Outlast Seminoles, 96-83Eleventh-ranked North Carolina got 26 points from Joel Berry II and 22 from both Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson in a 96-83 win over ninth-ranked Florida State on Saturday in the Smith Center. With foul trouble limiting the Tar Heel big men, Luke Maye and Theo Pinson both pitched in career rebounding highs. UNC improved to 16-3 overall and 4-1 in ACC play (GoHeels.com)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Florida StateHuge all-around team win on an incredibly fun afternoon at the Smith Center. UNC put up 96 points against a Florida State team that hadn't given up more than 78 in ACC play, and did it with contributions from everyone who appeared in the box score. FSU is one of the 20 most efficient defensive teams in the nation according to Ken Pomeroy, and the Tar Heels carved them up. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Theo Pinson Throws it Down vs. FSUWelcome back, Mr. Pinson! Theo Pinson drives the lane and delivers the thunderous dunk in the victory over Florida State in Chapel Hill on January 14, 2017.
Box Score: North Carolina 96, Florida State 83View the complete box score from North Carolina's 96-83 win over Florida State on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
The best defenders that Roy Williams has coached at UNCThe topic of defense was poised to UNC head coach Roy Williams during Friday's press conference. The Hall of Fame coach went into depth on how his staff grades the defense of his players and about the defense of this team. It was an interesting look behind the scenes. (Carolina Blue)
Harrison Barnes is so consistent it’s spookyHarrison Barnes is a 20-point scorer. He scores 20 when it rains; he scores 20 when it shines. He scores 20 at home; he scores 20 on the road. He scores 20 on back to backs, and he scores 20 with ample rest. This level of scoring consistency, outside of Dirk, has not been seen in Dallas since Michael Finley. (Mavs Moneyball)
ECU coach Jeff Lebo to have hip surgeryEast Carolina basketball coach Jeff Lebo will undergo hip surgery on Monday and be sidelined indefinitely, director of athletics Jeff Compher announced Friday. Assistant coach Michael Perry will assume head coaching responsibilities during Lebo’s absence, starting with the Pirates’ game at Connecticut on Jan. 22 in Hartford. Lebo will coach Sunday against Cincinnati. (Greenville Daily Reflector)
Turner's Take: Defensive IdentityThe potential is there to be a great defensive team, as evidenced by UNC's efforts against NC State and in Maui against Oklahoma State and Wisconsin, but the pendulum has swung the other way as well, like against Hawaii, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. Eighteen games into the season, the Tar Heels are consistently inconsistent, defensively. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels see tall task vs. SeminolesNorth Carolina is bound to be outnumbered when it comes to big and tall players in the lane Saturday against Florida State. Without their tallest player, the Tar Heels will be determined to make the best of it. UNC will play without reserve center Tony Bradley, who’s sidelined with a concussion suffered Wednesday. Bradley’s absence leaves a void in the post. (Burlington Times News)
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|(10) Florida State||5-1||17-2|
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