No. 1 Tar Heels Clip Seminoles

Elsewhere, Duke defeats Georgia Tech while Texas outlasts Oklahoma State
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2008 11:54 PM CDT
North Carolina's Deon Thompson, left, shoots against Florida State's Ryan Reid in the first half of an ACC basketball tournament game at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 14, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(Newser) – All-American Tyler Hansbrough scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as North Carolina sent Florida State packing, 82-70, in the ACC quarterfinals. The Tar Heels got back to their game in the second half: working inside, drawing contact and attempting 21 free throws, reports the Charlotte Observer. FSU's NCAA tournament chances are now pretty slim. In other action:

  • Duke saw nearly all of a 20-point lead evaporate against a game Georgia Tech team but held to win 82-70, advancing to the ACC semifinals. Five Blue Devils scored in double figures.
  • Justin Mason converted a key driving layup late in the game as Texas held off Oklahoma State, 66-59. D.J. Augustin led the Longhorns with 24 points.