On This Date in Carolina Basketball
1974 Carolina-104 Florida State- 85
GREENBORO - North Carolina shot 54.4 percent from the floor on 90 field goal attempts in defeating Florida State, 104-85, at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The win allowed the fourth-ranked Tar Heels to bounce back quickly from just their third loss of the season. Carolina had been beaten at Maryland three days earlier.
The Tar Heels (18-3) managed to get so many shots by forcing 27 Seminole turnovers and out-rebounding FSU, 46-36.
Six Carolina players scored in double figures led by Walter Davis with 18. Bobby Jones and Darrell Elston finished with 16 each. Ed Stahl had 14 with Ray Harrison and Tommy LaGarde adding 12. Stahl had a game-high 11 rebounds.
Despite dominating play, the Tar Heels led only 52-46 at halftime. The main reason for that narrow lead was being outscored at the free throw line, 12-2. For the entire game, the Seminoles hit 17 of 28 foul shots and Carolina made only six of eight. So few free throws was another factor in the Tar Heels getting so many field goal attempts.
Carolina had 36 assists on its 49 field goals. The Heels scored numerous fast-break baskets after turnovers or defensive rebounds.
1991 Carolina-87 Maryland-75
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-North Carolina out-scored Maryland, 16-6, midway in the second half and went on to an 87-75 victory at Cole Field House.
The eighth-ranked Tar Heels trailed only twice in the game, 2-0 and 8-6. They had a 32-21 lead after 10 minutes before the Terps closed to 45-43 at halftime.
Carolina led, 53-49, with 16:33 to play. Then came the 16-6 run that pushed the advantage to 69-55. King Rice started it with a free throw. Hubert Davis, Pete Chilcutt and Rick Fox followed with baskets. Chilcutt added two free throws and Clifford Rozier had a field goal and a free throw.
The Tar Heels eventually increased the advantage to 18 before Maryland cut the lead to 12 in the closing moments.
All five Carolina starters scored in double figures. Fox led the way with 19 and Chilcutt had 14. George Lynch added 12 and Rice and Davis had 11 each. Rice and Fox both had seven assists.
The Tar Heels shot 56.3 percent from the floor and held Maryland to 43.7 percent shooting.
The win pushed Carolina's record to 19-4.