TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Ticker) -- Rashad McCants and No. 2 North Carolina appear to be in good shape heading into their clash with Atlantic Coast Conference archrival Duke.
McCants scored seven of his 16 points during a key second-half run as the Tar Heels pulled away from Florida State, 81-60.
Raymond Felton added 14 points and Sean May and freshman Marvin Williams chipped in 13 apiece for North Carolina (19-2, 8-1 ACC), which won its fifth straight game and meet sixth-ranked Duke for the first time this season Wednesday.
"We got this game behind us," McCants said. "Now we look forward (to Duke)."
The Tar Heels held a 38-20 lead with 2:24 left in the first half before the Seminoles (11-11, 3-6) closed the period on a 9-0 run.
Florida State pulled within 49-48 on a 3-pointer by Diego Romero with 14:16 remaining, but McCants countered with a dunk with 13:50 to play to trigger a 25-6 run. Williams capped the burst by splitting a pair of free throws with 4:17 left that opened a 74-54 cushion.
Von Wafer scored 14 points and Anthony Richardson 13 for the Seminoles, who went more than seven minutes without a basket during the run.
North Carolina won handily largely because of its advantage at the line. The Tar Heels sank 21-of-28 free throws while the Seminoles made 11-of-15.
Florida State actually outshot North Carolina from the field, connecting on 42 percent (20-of-48) to just 40 (26-of-65) for the Tar Heels.
The game was tied early, 13-13, before North Carolina embarking on a 16-2 run, which McCants ended with a layup that made it 29-15 with 5:46 left before the break.