Lawson’s 3-pointer lifts Tar Heels

Published 12:36 am Thursday, January 29, 2009

By By BRENT KALLESTAD, Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ty Lawson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave No. 5 North Carolina an 80-77 win over Florida State on Wednesday night.
Lawson got an inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds left and raced downcourt, swishing his shot at near full speed from the top of the circle.
The Tar Heels overcame 32 points from Florida State’s Toney Douglas, who scored 24 in the second half to help the Seminoles wipe out a 52-39 deficit and give themselves a chance to win.
The Seminoles (16-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) couldn’t get off a shot on their final possession, however, setting up Lawson’s buzzer-beater.
North Carolina (18-2, 4-2) was led by Lawson’s 21 points. Danny Green added 20.