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FSU Comeback Falls Short Against UNC 106-90

Florida State Malik Beasley
Posted at 11:15 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 01:51:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Brice Johnson had career-highs of 39 points and 23 rebounds to lead No. 6 North Carolina to a 106-90 victory over Florida State on Monday night.

It was the first 20-20 game for a Tar Heel since Tyler Zeller had 20 points and 22 rebounds against Ohio in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Marcus Paige added 30 points for the Tar Heels (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won seven straight. It was North Carolina's first win on the road.

It was the first time North Carolina scored over 100 points on the road since Feb. 1, 2011, against Boston College.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes led Florida State with a season-high 30 points while Dwayne Bacon added 18 and Malik Beasley 15. After winning six straight, the Seminoles (10-4, 0-2) have lost two in a row.