After the Seminoles' Ryan Reid forced overtime with his first career three-pointer, Tyler Hansbrough and No. 4 North Carolina put away pesky Florida State, outscoring them 17-6 after regulation to win 84-73. Hansbrough's 21 rebounds were a career high, but he also failed to hit from the field in the game's first 30 minutes.
The Tar Heels received a scare four minutes into the game when guard Ty Lawson sprained his ankle; he did not return. Without him, UNC struggled, going into halftime with a 31-29 lead despite Florida State's anemic 34.4% field goal percentage.