UNC fails at late comeback, falls to Florida State 82-75

Chase for the Championship

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado draws an offensive foul from UNC guard RJ Davis during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – M.J. Walker scored 20 points, RayQuan Gray added a career-high 19 and Florida State beat North Carolina 82-75 for the Seminoles’ 20th consecutive home conference victory.

Walker, who missed three minutes of the second half after turning an ankle, returned to hit his final 3-pointer of the game with 11 1/2 minutes left to give the Seminoles a 10-point lead.

The Tar Heels were within a point with two minutes but missed their next three shots and had a turnover.

Meanwhile Gray scored five points and the Seminoles went up seven with 16 seconds left. RJ Davis had 16 points for UNC.

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