Johnson’s Huge Night Leads UNC past Florida State

Brice Johnson
North Carolina's Brice Johnson dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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 30-point, 20-rebound game in North Carolina history and 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 26 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.

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