Florida State vs North Carolina

North Carolina 83, Florida St. 62


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - P.J. Hairston scored 21 points to help North Carolina beat Florida State 83-62 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.pt

Hairston hit five 3-pointers before leaving late in the game with a cut on his left hand, while Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the third-seeded Tar Heels (23-9). They took control with a 13-0 run early in the second half, hit 10 3s and also scored 27 points off 18 turnovers to beat the reigning champion Seminoles in a rematch of last season's championship game.

The Tar Heels reached Saturday's semifinals to face seventh-seeded Maryland, which upset second-ranked Duke earlier Friday. UNC has reached the past two finals and is trying for its first title since 2008.

Michael Snaer scored 20 for sixth-seeded Florida State (18-15), which lost all three meetings with the Tar Heels this season with the last two coming by 21 points each.

Hairston, playing in his hometown, hit his first four 3-pointers and finished 7-for-11 from the field, including 5-for-6 from behind the arc. But he suffered a cut to the webbing between his middle and ring fingers and left a trail of blood droplets as he checked out of the game. Hairston left the bench area in obvious pain with 4:13 left.

Hairston needed eight stitches for the cut to his non-shooting hand. Coach Roy Williams said afterward he didn't know whether Hairston would be able to play in the semifinals.

The Seminoles advanced to the quarterfinals by holding off 11th-seeded Clemson in the first round Thursday night. But they struggled to slow Hairston early and then Bullock after halftime, as the Tar Heels' four-guard lineup returned to the form it displayed in a six-game winning streak before losing to Duke at home last weekend.

Two of Hairston's first-half 3s fueled an 8-0 burst that gave UNC a 10-point lead, then Bullock sparked the 13-0 second-half run that helped the Tar Heels blow the game open.

After FSU closed to within 39-35, Hairston started the run with a 3, while Bullock followed two possessions later with his own 3 over Devon Bookert. Bullock also had a driving layup while drawing a foul for a three-point play, then Hairston closed the run with two free throws to make it 52-35 with 14:15 left.

Florida State never managed to get that deficit back to single digits.

Bullock went 7-for-11 and scored 13 of his points after halftime. James Michael McAdoo added 12 points for UNC despite foul trouble, while Dexter Strickland added 10.

Snaer - the senior with six buzzer-beating winners in the past two seasons - fouled out with 1:40 left and headed to the bench to a standing ovation from his teammates. He finished 8-for-12 from the field and 3-for-5 from behind the arc to go with seven rebounds and five assists.

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Florida State (18-15)273562
North Carolina (23-9) «354883
FSU:M. Snaer 20 Pts
FSU:M. Snaer 7 Reb
FSU:M. Snaer 5 Ast
UNC:P. Hairston 21 Pts
UNC:R. Bullock 9 Reb
UNC:M. Paige 10 Ast

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Florida StateNorth Carolina
Michael Snaer
P.J. Hairston
Florida State Seminoles
O. White, F233-50-03146
K. Turpin, C152-34-45108
M. Snaer, G348-121-275520
D. Bookert, G292-75-51119
A. Thomas, G293-72-24018
M. Brandon221-31-34023
T. Shannon172-50-22024
I. Miller131-50-01002
R. Gilchrist101-20-00012
T. Whisnant II80-20-00010
Totals 23-5113-183081762
North Carolina Tar Heels
R. Bullock, F357-111-191017
J. McAdoo, F146-90-031512
M. Paige, G313-82-331029
P. Hairston, G307-112-240321
D. Strickland, G303-84-427010
L. McDonald202-92-21018
J. Simmons111-10-03012
D. Hubert101-10-01002
B. Johnson80-20-02020
J. Tokoto40-20-02000
J. James20-00-00010
L. Davis10-00-00100
J. Manor11-10-00002
W. Moody10-00-00000
D. Robinson10-00-00000
F. Tanner10-00-00000
Totals 31-6311-1233201583
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NC State0-08-280
Notre Dame0-08-260
Wake Forest0-06-4157
Georgia Tech0-04-4220
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