Friday, March 14, 2008

Tourney Preview: (1) North Carolina vs. (9) Florida State

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Florida State took its best shot at North Carolina in the first regular season meeting on February 3 in Tallahassee, forcing overtime before losing by a score of 84-73 (79 possessions). Ty Lawson hurt his ankle 3 minutes and 47 seconds into that contest, and the Heels were out of sorts without him. They turned the ball over 21 times, their highest turnover rate in any game this season, and those free possessions allowed the Seminoles to stay in the game. The second regular season contest went more according to form, with Carolina bettering FSU in nearly every aspect of a 90-77 (70 possessions) win on March 4 in Chapel Hill.

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