Florida State vs. North Carolina Preview

No. 9 Florida State looks to extend its school record winning streak to 13, but it won’t be easy with a road trip to Chapel Hill to take on the No. 11 North Carolina Tar Heels

No. 9 Florida State looks to extend its school record winning streak to 13, but it won’t be easy with a road trip to Chapel Hill to take on the No. 11 North Carolina Tar Heels.

It’s a good thing history doesn’t take the court, because these two are miles apart. Florida State’s 1,040 wins is 147th all-time, and their 14 NCAA tournament appearances is 76th overall

North Carolina’s 2,188 wins is third all time. Their 47 tournament appearances and 112 wins are both second in college basketball history, and the Tar Heels have won the tournament five times.

Since 1950 these teams have met 60 times, and as you might expect, UNC holds a big edge at 48-12, including winning the last time these two met 106 to 90.

This year, the Seminoles and Tar Heels look incredibly close on paper with North Carolina having a slight edge in scoring  while FSU is shooting more efficiently. On defense, FSU has a slight edge in points against and the Tar Heels have the edge on the glass.

One player to watch for Florida State is Dwayne Bacon who had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals against Duke

For North Carolina it’s Justin Jackson who had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and an assist in a win over Wake Forest on Wednesday.


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