North Carolina Coach Dean Smith said the No. 1 Tar Heels' 109-64 basketball victory over Florida State last night in Charlotte, N.C., might have been much closer if the Seminoles did not have two key players injured.
Senior center Brad Daugherty scored 19 points to lead North Carolina to a school-record fourth straight 100-point game.
"You'll hear more from (Seminoles Coach) Joe Williams' team once he gets (Randy) Allen and (David) Shaffer back," Smith said.
Shaffer, who has an injured foot, did not play at all; Allen, who has an injured ankle, played nine minutes.
"We still are inexperienced and we were beaten by a great ball club," said Williams. "I've been here under better circumstances. North Carolina has a great ball club. They took us out of everything we wanted to do."
The Tar Heels (13-0) took a 52-25 halftime lead on their way to scoring 100 points for the seventh time this season.
North Carolina, which led by 47 points in the second half, took the lead for good at 12-10 on a Jeff Lebo layup with 14:06 left in the first half.
Over the next 10 minutes, the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles by 29-3.
Florida State (4-4) was led by William Hunter's 18 points. Dayton 67, Detroit 50:
In Dayton, Ohio, center Dave Colbert scored 15 points in the first half as the Flyers overcame an early deficit.
Colbert's total of 22 points included a seven-for-seven run from the field. The Titans (5-7) were led by forward Greg Wendt's 18 points.
The Flyers (7-3) have won seven of their last eight. Marshall 76, Morehead 58:
The officials came late, but once they arrived they really went to work, calling 49 fouls as five players fouled out. One official arrived late for the game and both officials were five minutes late returning from the halftime break. Skip Henderson had 18 points for Marshall in the romp in Huntington, W.Va.