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UNC-FSU Postgame Notes

UNC-FSU Postgame Notes

UNC-Florida State Postgame Notes

• P.J. Hairston scored a career-high 23 points to lead Carolina to a 77-72 win at Florida State on Jan. 12, 2013, in the Tucker Center in Tallahassee.  Hairston set a career high for field goals, shooting 9 for 14 from the floor, and hit 4 of 9 three-point tries.  He also grabbed four rebounds in 28 minutes.

• Jackson Simmons, celebrating his 20th birthday, scored a career-high eight points and grabbed four rebounds.  All four of Simmons' rebounds came off the offensive glass and led to eight Tar Heel second-chance points.  

• Carolina scored 19 second-chance points overall to FSU's 11.  The Tar Heels rebounded 19 of their 31 missed shots in the game.

• Reggie Bullock had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Tar Heels while also tallying four assists (and just one turnover) and making two steals.

• James Michael McAdoo finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in a season-high 35 minutes

• UNC ended the game on a 12-4 run in the final 5:42 of the second half.

• Carolina out-rebounded FSU by a 41-19 margin, including a 19-6 edge on the offensive boards. The +22 rebound margin for the Tar Heels was its biggest of the season to date, eclipsing a +20 mark against Florida Atlantic and McNeese State.

• UNC's 19 offensive rebounds equalled FSU's 19 total boards.

• Florida State hit 11 of 22 three-point attempts but none in the last 11:57 of the game.  The Seminoles, who hit 12 three-pointers in a 2012 win over UNC in the Tucker Center, have hit a combined 23 shots from behind the arc in the last two Carolina appearances in Tallahassee.

• The Tar Heels connected on 8 of 20 three-point attempts as a team, led by Hairston's four.  Bullock also hit two from long range, as did Marcus Paige.

• Carolina shot 53.3 percent from the floor in the second half and 48.3 percent for the game.

• The victory was UNC's first ACC win of the season and allowed the Tar Heels to avoid just the second 0-3 ACC start in school history (1996-97).

• UNC leads the all-time series with Florida State 43-12, including a 33-11 edge since FSU joined the ACC in 1991-92.  

• Carolina has won 24 of the last 31 games in the series, including 13 of the last 17.  UNC leads the series 15-5 in Tallahassee and have won six of its last seven games vs. FSU in the Tucker Center.

• UNC has won 8 of its last 10 ACC road games.  Roy Williams is 49-25 as the Tar Heel head coach in conference road contests.