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Feb 6, 1997

North Carolina Earns Revenge Against Seminoles

Shammond Williams scored 18 points, including four-of-six three pointers, as number 20 North Carolina avenged an earlier season loss with a 90-62 drubbing of Florida State in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.

Freshman Ed Cota added a season-high 14 for North Carolina (14-6, 4-5 ACC), which has won five straight at home. The Tar Heels have dominated the Seminoles, winning 25 of the 30 all-time meetings.

James Collins scored 21 points for Florida State (12-7, 3-7), which upended the Tar Heels, 84-71, on January 22nd.

Cota had 10 of his team's 25 assists and shot five-of-seven from the field.

"It was probably my best game," said Cota. "I'm just going to keep trying hard. Right now I feel comfortable coming off the bench."

All 13 players who dressed for the game scored for North Carolina, which shot a healthy 56 percent (37-of-66), including 61 percent in the second half.

"That's the best I've seen them play this year," Florida St. coach Pat Kennedy said. "They looked like the team with the most intensity tonight."

North Carolina trailed 8-7 with 16:58 left in the first half before going on a 15-2 run over the next 5:40, opening up a 22-10 lead en route to a 43-31 halftime lead.

North Carolina opened the second half by picking up where it left off in the first, scoring 19 of the first 21 points to take a 62-33 cushion.

Serge Zwikker had 15 points, with 10 coming in the first half. Antawn Jamison netted 15 and 15 rebounds for the Tar Heels, which outrebounded Florida State, 41-34.

Florida State made just 6-of-25 three-point shots.

FLORIDA ST (62)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Hale             9   0-2   0-0   0-1  2  1    0
Louis           34   4-8   4-7   1-6  0  2   12
Jackson         22   0-5   2-4   0-3  0  3    2
Collins         36  9-19   0-0   4-8  2  1   21
K Thompson      23   1-5   0-0   1-2  6  3    3
Greer           23   1-6   0-0   2-4  0  3    2
Luchman         22   3-5   0-0   1-6  0  1    6
Brower          16   1-8   2-3   0-3  0  1    5
Deas            15   5-7   0-0   1-1  3  2   11
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TOTALS         200 24-65  8-14 10-34 13 17   62
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Percentages: FG-.369, FT-.571. 3-Point Goals:
6-25, .240 (Collins 3-10, K Thompson 1-3, Greer
0-4, Brower 1-6, Deas 1-2). Team rebounds: None.
Blocked shots: 1 (Jackson). Turnovers: 17 (K
Thompson 4, Greer 3, Jackson 3, Collins 2, Deas
2, Hale, Louis, Luchman). Steals: 7 (Deas 3, K
Thompson 2, Collins, Greer).
NORTH CAROLINA (90)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Okulaja         27   3-6   0-0   2-5  2  1    6
Jamison         31  7-15   1-4  4-15  1  4   15
Zwikker         30  7-15   1-2   1-5  0  1   15
Carter          29   3-5   0-0   1-3  2  3    7
Williams        31   6-8   2-2   0-3  6  1   18
Ndiaye          11   2-4   0-0   1-3  0  3    4
Cota            24   5-7   4-5   0-1 10  0   14
Tyndall          4   0-0   2-2   0-0  0  0    2
Sullivan         3   0-1   1-2   0-0  1  0    1
Mcnairy          3   1-1   0-2   0-1  1  1    2
Newby            2   1-1   0-0   0-1  0  0    2
Frederick        2   1-1   0-0   0-1  0  0    2
Evtimov          3   1-2   0-0   0-1  2  1    2
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TOTALS         200 37-66 11-19  9-39 25 15   90
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Percentages: FG-.561, FT-.579. 3-Point Goals:
5-10, .500 (Okulaja 0-2, Carter 1-1, Williams
4-6, Evtimov 0-1). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked
shots: 3 (Ndiaye 2, Zwikker). Turnovers: 13
(Williams 4, Zwikker 2, Cota, Evtimov, Jamison,
Ndiaye, Sullivan). Steals: 9 (Okulaja 3, Carter
2, Cota 2, Mcnairy, Zwikker).
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Florida St         31   31  -   62
North Carolina     43   47  -   90
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 20,269. Officials:
Samuel Croft, Mike Wood, Andre Patillo.

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