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2012 ACC Tournament Championship, Florida State Vs. North Carolina: Seminoles Offense Rolling With 9-Point Lead At Half

The Florida State Seminoles are twenty minutes from their first ACC Championship, leading the North Carolina Tar Heels 49-40 after the first half. It was an entertaining up-and-down first half, with the Noles setting a blistering pace and shooting 63 percent from the floor. FSU bombed from three-point range when they ran Carolina off the floor in Tallahassee, and they've hit 54 percent from behind the arc so far today. UNC simply could not get any stops on the defensive end, and the Seminoles led by as many as 16 before a late run by the Heels' Harrison Barnes closed the lead to nine.

Senior leader Michael Snaer did it all in the first half, hitting three of three attempts from behind the arc and leading the Noles with 15 points. Snaer was impressive as he tries to lead FSU to their first title. Video of his big first half below:

Luke Loucks has been a maestro with the ball so far, orchestrating the offense and dishing eight assists. It was all FSU until Barnes went off in the final two minutes to cut the lead down. Barnes matched Snaer with 15 points but again, UNC will need to slow down the FSU offense to get back in it - a task made all the more difficult by John Henson's absence.

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.