Barnes hit another jumper with 5 seconds remaining, but North Carolina still went to the locker room racing its largest halftime deficit of the season, 49-40. The Tar Heels were only down by 8 midway through that debacle at Florida State, the worst loss of the Roy Williams era.
This one didn't turn out like that.
Actually, this one might have hurt even worse for the Tar Heels, who lost in the ACC championship game for the second year in a row.
Still, North Carolina was expected to land a top seed when the NCAA field was announced later Sunday. Florida State claimed the ACC's automatic bid and surely helped his seeding with a second win over the Tar Heels.
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