Updated 7 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Haunting images began to come to James Michael McAdoo on Friday night when North Carolina arrived here for its game on Saturday against Florida State.
“We get to the hotel last night, I’m just like, man, this is bad memories all over,” McAdoo, the UNC sophomore forward, said following the Tar Heels’ 77-72 victory against the Seminoles. “Showing up to the arena today, just horrible memories in this place.”
Nearly a year ago to the day, UNC (11-5, 1-2) had suffered a 33-point loss against FSU here in the Donald L. Tucker Center. On Saturday, the Tar Heels celebrated a victory that both avenged that loss and provided a modicum of hope that perhaps they can turn around their season after an 0-2 start in ACC play.