Roy Williams earned his 300th win at North Carolina with an 81-75 win against Florida State as the Tar Heels rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to record its seventh consecutive victory.
The win was North Carolina's biggest comeback of the year.
Freshman Kennedy Meeks scored a career-high 23 points for North Carolina (18-7, 8-4 ACC), while Marcus Paige chipped in 20. James Michael McAdoo, who had scored double figures in 17 consecutive games, fouled out without a point.
"That was about as bizarre of a game I've ever been involved with early, nothing we did was very good," Williams said. "But our guys just sort of hung in there."
Florida State (15-11, 6-8) switched up the starting lineup with its NCAA Tournament chances dwindling after losing 6 of 9. Ian Miller made his first start of the season and led the Seminoles with 22 points, including five 3-pointers. His hot shooting out of the gate helped give Florida State a 21-6 lead. Montay Brandon finished with 18 points and Aaron Thomas added 16.
The Tar Heels led 70-69 when J.P. Tokoto came up with a loose ball and turned it into an easy two-hand dunk. Meeks then put in a layup off a Paige dribble-drive and dish to go up 74-69. Florida State never recovered.
The Seminoles have now lost 7 of 10.
No. 2 Notre Dame 87, Georgia Tech 72: Jewell Loyd scored 27 points, Natalie Achonwa added 21, and No. 2 Notre Dame held Georgia Tech to 31 percent shooting in an 87-72 victory on Monday night.
After a slow start, the Irish used a 10-0 run to take a 16-10 lead. Spurts of 10-2 and 11-3 in the second half helped them put the game away.
No. 7 Duke 84, No. 8 Maryland 63: Alexis Jones had 22 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland.