Tar Heels Stave Off 'Noles in OT

Hansbrough has 22 points, 21 boards in No. 4 UNC's 84-73 win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2008 10:54 PM CST
North Carolina's Ty Lawson reacts after injuring his leg during the first half of a basketball game against Florida State, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.