UNC-Florida State Postgame Notes
UNC Scoring Leader: Joel Berry II 26
UNC Rebound Leader: Luke Maye 15
Points Per Possession: Carolina .90 (96 points on 107 possessions); Florida State .89 (83 points on 93 possessions)
• Carolina is 16-3 overall, 4-1 in the ACC and 9-0 at home this year.
• Carolina is tied with Florida State for second place in the ACC at 4-1, one game behind Notre Dame, which is 5-0.
• This was the first time three Tar Heels scored 20 points since 3/18/11 against LIU in Charlotte in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Tyler Zeller (32), John Henson (28) and Harrison Barnes (24) did it in 2011; Joel Berry (26), Isaiah Hicks (22) and Justin Jackson (22) accomplished that today.
• Carolina out-rebounded the Seminoles, 56-34. This was the eighth time this year the Tar Heels have grabbed 50 or more rebounds. The previous high by an FSU opponent this year was 52 by George Washington.
• The Tar Heels entered the game No. 1 in the nation in rebounding margin and out-rebounded the Seminoles by 22. The previous high for rebounding margin against FSU this year was 10 when George Washington out-rebounded FSU, 52-42.
• Carolina scored 25 second-chance points, the ninth time this year UNC has scored 20 or more second-chance points. The 26 second-chance points are UNC’s most since they scored 25 vs. Tennessee.
• It was the fourth time this year UNC scored at least 25 second-chance points.
• This was the 11th time this season UNC scored at least 90 points. The Tar Heels are 10-1 this year and 123-4 in Roy Williams’ 14 years when they score at least 90 points.
• Carolina is the first team to score 90 points against the Seminoles this year (previous high was 89 by Temple).
• Carolina shot 44.4 percent (8 of 18) from three-point range. That was the fourth consecutive game UNC has shot at least 40 percent from 3FG. That’s the first time UNC has done that in four straight games since 2011.
• Carolina had 21 offensive rebounds; Florida State had 25 defensive boards.
• This was the 16th time in 19 games UNC has had more offensive rebounds and the 17th time UNC has scored more second-chance points than the opponents.
• This was Carolina’s 387th win in the Smith Center (194 vs. ACC opponents and 193 vs. non-conference teams).
Tar Heel Player Notes
• Joel Berry led UNC with 26 points. It’s his seventh 20-point game and the sixth time he has led UNC in scoring this year.
• Isaiah Hicks tied his career scoring high with 22 (also had 22 vs. Chaminade) and set a career high with 12 made free throws (in a career high 14 attempts). He was 11 for 13 from the line last year at Syracuse when he scored 21 points.
• Hicks entered the game averaging 12.2 points; he scored 13 of his 22 in the first half.
• Justin Jackson scored 22 points, his eighth 20-point game of the season.
• Jackson was 3 for 5 from three-point range. He is 12 for 21 from 3FG in the last three games.
• Maye had seven more rebounds than he had in any previous game as a Tar Heel.
• Theo Pinson, playing in his third game of the season, had his first career double-double with 12 points (one off his career best) and a career-best 10 rebounds. He also had three assists and a steal in a season-high 24 minutes.
• Pinson made his first field goal of the season on a drive and dunk with 5:46 to play to give UNC an 82-76 lead, then drained his first 3FG of the year with 2:16 to play to push the lead to 11.
Roy Williams Notes
• The win was the 799th of his career. His record is 799-212 in 29 seasons, including 381-111 at Carolina.
• Next win is No. 800 -- he will become the ninth coach to win 800 games as a Division I head coach.
• Carolina is now 11-6 under Roy Williams in games in which the opponents come into the Smith Center as the higher-ranked team.
• Carolina has won seven in a row over Florida State and leads the series, 49-12 all-time (39-11 since FSU joined the ACC).
• This was the second time Florida State has been ranked higher than UNC in the AP poll. UNC is now 2-0 on those games (1992 ACC Tournament and today).
• Carolina is now 6-4 against FSU when both teams are ranked in the AP Poll.
• Carolina is 20-4 against FSU in Chapel Hill, including 17-4 in the Smith Center.
Next Game: vs. Syracuse, Monday, January 16, Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill (7 p.m., ESPN)