No. 19 UNC Holds Off No. 14 FSU 78-65 in ACCs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Greensboro, NC (AP) - Laura Broomfield had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 19 North Carolina beat No. 14 Florida State 78-65 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Italee Lucas added 13 points for the sixth-seeded Tar Heels (24-7), who blew nearly all of a 17-point lead in the second half before holding on against the cold-shooting Seminoles (23-7).

North Carolina had lost four straight coming into the tournament, but has won two in a row to reach Saturday's semifinals and face 10th-ranked Miami -- the tournament's No. 2 seed.

Cierra Bravard had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead third-seeded Florida State, which flirted with making the second-biggest halftime comeback in tournament history. But the Seminoles shot just 26 percent and missed their last 18 shots for their second straight one-and-done showing in Greensboro.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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