North Carolina Pounds Florida State 79-58 in Chapel Hill

Rollin Yeatts@@TSBRollinFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2013

The North Carolina Tar Heels (21-8, 11-5 ACC) extended their winning streak to five games with a 79-58 spanking of the Florida State Seminoles (15-14, 7-9 ACC).

UNC jumped out to a 7-0 lead and was only challenged a couple times in the first half. Florida State grabbed the 16-15 lead at the 8:51 mark, and looked like it would hang in there.

Then the Tar Heels just exploded, knocking down everything in sight. They went on to outscore the Seminoles 31-11 to close out the half.

The story of the day was the performance of the Triangle Trio. Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo scored 20 and 21 points, respectively. P.J. Hairston added another 16.

That's 57 of the Tar Heels' 79 points.

Even more impressive was the fact the trio shot 64.9 percent from the floor. Hairston and Bullock went 8-of-13 from downtown, too.

The team shot 57.1 percent from the floor and 60 percent from three.

The Carolina defense didn't rack up the steals and turnovers as it has over the past few games, but it held Florida State to a disgraceful 37.1 percent shooting performance. The Seminoles were just 4-of-18 beyond the arc.

Michael Snaer led the way for the 'Noles with 17 points. Devon Bookert contributed 10 points, four assists and eight rebounds.

This wasn't much of a game. The Tar Heels look like they are for real.

They will have to be for these final two games, though. Carolina has Maryland and Duke still left on its slate.

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