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Tar Heels Visit FSU On Monday
Release: 02/17/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- North Carolina (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) takes its six-game winning streak on the road on Monday when it visits Florida State (15-10, 6-7) in Tallahassee, Fla.  The Tar Heels and Seminoles will tip off just after 7 p.m. on Monday evening in the Tucker Center.

ESPN will televise the game nationally with Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (sideline) on the broadcast. Watch the game online using WatchESPN.  The contest also will be carried nationally on satellite radio by XM (channel 91) and Sirius (channel 91). GoHeels TV subscribers can listen to the game at GoHeels.com.

Carolina will be playing in Tallahassee for a fourth consecutive season. UNC has returned victorious from six of its last seven trips to play at FSU.  Florida State won 67-60 at Wake Forest on Saturday night but has lost five of its last seven games.  The Seminoles sit eighth in the ACC standings at 6-7.

The Tar Heels started 1-4 in ACC play this season but have won six in a row to improve to 7-4 and take over fourth place in the conference standings.  Carolina's six-game winning streak is its longest in a year (since a six-game streak in February and March of 2013).  The last time it had a longer win streak was a nine-game run in 2011-12.

An already challenging stretch of the Tar Heel schedule was made even tougher last week after the rescheduling of the UNC-Duke game due to snow. Carolina will play four games in an eight-day stretch.  Monday's game in Tallahassee comes two days after a 75-71 win over No. 25/23 Pitt in Chapel Hill.  UNC then will host Duke on Thursday night in the rescheduled game at 9 p.m., and Wake Forest will visit the Smith Center on Saturday afternoon.

Head coach Roy Williams enters Monday's game with a record of 299-86 (.777) in his 11th season at UNC, needing one win to reach the 300-victory threshhold at Carolina. The fastest coach to 300 wins in ACC history (as an ACC head coach) is Dean Smith in 406 games.  Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is second second with 300 wins in 412 games. 

Williams has coached 385 ACC games entering the FSU contest and will be the fastest to 300 wins as an ACC coach in conference history with one more victory.

Carolina leads the series with Florida State, 44-12, including a 34-11 advantage since the Seminoles joined the ACC prior to the 1991-92 season.  The Tar Heels have won 25 of the last 32 meetings in the series, including 14 of the last 18.

Carolina leads the series 15-5 in Tallahassee and has won six of its last seven games vs. FSU in the Tucker Center.  Carolina won five in a row in Tallahassee, the longest Tar Heel winning streak at FSU, before losing there in 2012 and rebounding with another victory in 2013.

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