Florida State’s childish men’s basketball group certainly has a knack of unsatisfactory during inappropriate times.
But a Seminoles core has a intrepidity and is stability to encourage knowledge indispensable to not shrivel divided when games are on a line.
No. 24 FSU (12-2, 1-1 ACC) overcame 4 missed giveaway throws and black turnovers in a final mins to shun with a feat over a fortifying inhabitant champions, circumference an 81-80 win over No. 12 North Carolina (12-3, 1-1) in front of an announced throng of 8,931 people during a Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday night.
Senior ensure Braian Angola scored 20 points, comparison brazen Terance Mann combined 17 points with 9 rebounds, and sophomore ensure C.J. Walker scored 18 points in a duel with UNC star Joel Berry II to assistance FSU snap a seven-game movement opposite UNC and extend a home winning strain to 28 games.
“Our guys grew up,” pronounced FSU manager Leonard Hamilton, who was means to manager notwithstanding carrying medicine to mislay kidney stones progressing in a day.
Berry — a former Lakeland High Prep good — led a Tar Heels with 21 of 28 points in a second half, including UNC’s final 8 points to assistance his group overcome a nine-point necessity in a final minutes.
Berry’s pull-up 3-point shot following a Walker turnover brought a Tar Heels within 1 indicate with 30 seconds remaining. But UNC could not gain on FSU comparison Phil Cofer and Mann any blank dual giveaway throws in a final seconds.
Berry’s final shot, a pushing floater during a edge with brazen Cameron Johnson open in a right corner, ricocheted off a backboard, permitting a Seminoles to win their initial diversion over a Tar Heels given a 2012 ACC championship.
“I was prohibited in a second half, though we still have to know in that conditions that we have to give a open man a ball,” pronounced a contemplative Berry, a Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player final season.
Added UNC manager Roy Williams of Berry: “He was extremely tough. He was a offense for a prolonged time in a second half, roughly a whole second half.”
FSU’s vehement sharpened from 3-point operation ran dry in a second half, as a Seminoles done usually 2 of 9 3 pointers after creation 9 of 20 to mountain a 51-40 lead during halftime. The Seminoles averaged 17 3 pointers in their final dual games.UNC used a 14-2 run early in a second half, interjection in partial to 5 FSU turnovers, to set adult a stirring finish.
Walker scored 10 of 18 points in a second half, Angola drew an descent tainted and done dual giveaway throws before a final notation and FSU was means to extend a home winning strain to 28 games, third longest in a republic behind Cincinnati (34) and SMU (33).
“I feel like we only like personification with any other so most that we’re means to call any other out on plays,” pronounced Walker, who gained knowledge as a backup during FSU’s NCAA contest run final season. “We can get on any other, and still not let it impact us. We executed.”
FSU will transport to face No. 15 Miami on Sunday, though Hamilton seems like he wants to suffer a UNC feat a bit some-more than usual.
Hamilton has been traffic with his unpleasant health emanate for a final dual days, though pronounced “under no circumstance” was he going to skip a matchup.
“Kidney stones are not really enjoyable, we know. They can emanate some pain for you,” Hamilton pronounced with a grin after a win. “But this creates a pain value it.”