North Carolina blows out Florida State after taking 38-point halftime lead
North Carolina blasted Florida State 94-74 on Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill.
The game wasn’t nearly that close, as the Tar Heels jumped out to a 38-point lead at the half. UNC took a 62-24 lead into the break and the Seminoles never threatened to get back into the game.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, 38 points is the third-largest halftime lead ever for UNC inside the Dean Smith Center. It’s the largest-ever vs. a major conference opponent.
North Carolina is up 62-24 over Florida State at the half on ESPN.
The Tar Heels' 38-point lead is tied for their 3rd-largest lead in the Dean Smith Center ever.
Before Saturday, FSU's largest halftime deficit against an unranked UNC team over the last 25 seasons was 19 points. pic.twitter.com/axqTxKJ37j
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 12, 2022
Caleb Love made a career-high six 3-pointers in the game. He finished with 18 points, which was a game-high.
Armando Bacot (17), Brady Manek (16) and RJ Davis (16) also scored in double figures.
Freshman Dontrez Styles impressed on both ends in this game. He scored 8 points and played quality defense vs. Florida State. He’s a candidate to get more minutes as the season progresses.
Florida State guard Caleb Mills suffered an injury in the first half and did not return to the game. He played just 7 minutes. The Seminoles were also without starting forward Malik Osborne, who is out for the season with an injury.
North Carolina has now won six of its last seven games as it looks to make the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels will face Pitt at home on Wednesday.