1:30 PM ET, March 14, 2009
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
FSU tops Lawson-less UNC en route to first ACC final in school history
ATLANTA -- The last time North Carolina came down to the wire against Florida State, Ty Lawson bailed out the Tar Heels.This time, all he could do was watch as two teammates missed.Toney Douglas outshined reigning national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough, scoring 27 points including the go-ahead free throws, as the No. 22 Seminoles ended top-ranked North Carolina's quest for a third straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship with a 73-70 upset in the semifinals Saturday.
• Florida State advanced to the ACC title game for the first time in school history with its third-ever win over the top-ranked team.
• The Seminoles two ACC tourney wins have been by a combined five points.
• North Carolina had won its last seven conference tournament games.
• Tyler Hansbrough led the Tar Heels with 22 points. He is now two shy of tying J.J. Redick on top of the ACC all-time scoring list.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-57 (.491)||22-59 (.373)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-20 (.400)||4-15 (.267)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-15 (.600)||22-29 (.759)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|