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Tar Heels Answer Clemson's Charge

It would have been the storybook conclusion to a nightmarish streak that began 92 years ago. No. 20 Clemson had nearly erased an 18-point second-half deficit with an improbable streak, connecting on 15 consecutive field goal attempts to pull within two points in the final 10 minutes. The way it ultimately turned may have felt like history was against the Tigers. (Inside Carolina)

Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on UNC vs. Clemson

It’s always a pleasure to see plays executed to perfection. For the second times in as many games, Theo Pinson (on Saturday it was Luke Maye) slipped a ball screen on the wing and got an easy bucket. The vast majority of Carolina’s offense comes off of semi-transition “secondary break” plays or “freelance” movement. There were a number of beautiful plays tonight. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)

After another loss, it seems Clemson may never win in Chapel Hill

On the 16th of Never. Clemson lost to North Carolina again Tuesday in a town where it has never won. UNC won 87-79 with Joel Berry missing every field goal he attempted in the first half and Luke Maye wounded and Roy Williams wobbling and Clemson making 15 straight shots in the second half. Once again, you got the impression that Clemson will never win here. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: UNC Players Post-Clemson Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina defeated Clemson, 87-79, On Tuesday night at the Smith Center, extending its mark at home versus the Tigers to 59-0. All five of UNC's starters scored in double figures. The Tar Heels have now won three consecutive games. Here is what Cameron Johnson, Theo Pinson, Joel Berry, Kenny Williams, and Luke Maye had to say after the victory: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams, Brad Brownell Post-UNC vs. Clemson Quotes

Roy Williams: "That's ACC basketball. We shoot 65 percent in the second half but turn it over 10 times. They make 15 of their first 16 shots or something outrageous like that. They shoot 32 percent in the first half and 61 percent in the second half. It was a weird game. I told the guys, I started the season at 67 and I'm going to end the season at 97. It's frustrating at times." (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Clemson Postgame Notes

Joel Berry made four threes to pass Donald Williams (221) and Rashad McCants (221) to move into fourth in UNC history with 222 three-pointers. Berry passed Tyler Zeller and Scott Williams to move into 29th place in UNC scoring with 1,509 points. Cameron Johnson tied his career high with six three-pointers and led UNC in scoring for the first time with a game-high 21 points. (GoHeels.com)

Podcast: Dewey Burke discusses UNC's 59th straight win over Clemson

Former North Carolina guard Dewey Burke joins Inside Carolina host Tommy Ashley to break down North Carolina's win over Clemson on Tuesday night in the Smith Center (Audioboom)

UNC maintains record home streak against Clemson...barely

The North Carolina Tar Heels managed to keep college basketball’s longest home winning streak intact Tuesday by turning back the Clemson Tigers for a 59th straight time, 87-79, but it required a little blood and guts to make it happen. The No. 15-ranked Tar Heels fought off a second-half charge that saw the No. 20 Tigers cut a 19-point deficit to two with 6:15 to play. (Fayetteville Observer)

Same ol’, same ol’

Clemson added a new level of frustration to a longstanding streak of futility in Chapel Hill by playing one of its best stretches of offense ever under coach Brad Brownell. And yet the result was the same as it’s been the previous 58 trips to North Carolina’s home court. Of Clemson’s 15 consecutive made shots, UNC coach Roy Williams said, “I’ve never seen anything like that.” (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Clemson Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 87-79 win over the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

UNC’s ‘forever’ streak (59-0) continues: Tar Heels withstand Clemson’s 2nd-half surge

UNC coach Roy Williams calls it the “forever” streak – that in 58 tries, Clemson has never beaten UNC in Chapel Hill. Make it 59. The fact that No. 15 UNC beat No. 20 Clemson 87-79 Tuesday means that streak continues, but only mentioning that does a disservice to the competitiveness of the game. Clemson did lead at one point on Tuesday, 2-0, on the game’s first bucket. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Brad Brownell Post-UNC Press Conference

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell speaks with the media following the Tigers' 87-79 loss to North Carolina on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

No. 15 North Carolina holds off No. 20 Clemson 87-79

Cameron Johnson scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 15 North Carolina hold off No. 20 Clemson 87-79 on Tuesday night, preserving its perfect all-time home record against the Tigers. Joel Berry II scored 14 of his 17 after halftime for the Tar Heels, who hung on despite seeing most of an 18-point lead erased by Clemson's torrid second-half shooting. (Associated Press)

Video: Cameron Johnson Paces Heels in Win Over Clemson - Game Highlights

North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson drained 6 triples on his way to a Tar Heel-high 21 points, and led North Carolina to an 87-79 victory over the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Clemson gets hot but can’t snap winless skid at UNC

Not even a run of 15 consecutive made shots was enough to end Clemson’s losing streak at North Carolina. The Tar Heels built a 15-point halftime lead and overcame an incredible display of shot making in the second half by Clemson to beat the Tigers 87-79. The loss is Clemson 59th consecutive defeat in Chapel Hill. Clemson remains winless at UNC dating back to 1925. (The State)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Clemson

If you'd said on Tuesday afternoon Clemson would shoot 61.3 percent in the second half, you might not have felt very positive about UNC's chances. But the Tar Heels survived a hot Tiger second half, including 8-of-16 from the three-point line, to take an 87-79 victory. "That's ACC basketball," Roy Williams said. The first half saw some of UNC's best ball movement of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 87, Clemson 79

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 87-79 ACC win over the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Clemson gets a chance (again) to end its streak in Chapel Hill

Clemson’s going to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for the resumption of the Tigers’ most frustrating streak and one of the most perplexing in all of college basketball. Clemson has never beaten UNC in Chapel Hill. Not in the old Tin Can. Not in Woollen Gym. Not in Carmichael. Not in the Smith Center. Never. It’s a streak that now stands at 58 games over a 92-year span. (Greensboro News & Record)

Hoping to snap an 0-58 streak, veteran Clemson basketball team travels to North Carolina

Donte Grantham remembers walking into the Dean Smith Center this time two years ago in Chapel Hill and looking around for the first time. He saw Michael Jordan’s jersey in the rafters. He saw Vince Carter’s jersey. He looked at the national championship banners, skimmed the jerseys of UNC Hall of Famers and thought of all of those who made the NBA. (Charleston Post and Courier)

UNC students share what drives their activism

Senior Sarah Wright is a co-director of Nourish UNC, a campus organization that seeks to address social and economic justice through social entrepreneurship and community partnerships. For five weeks, Nourish UNC provided low-cost lunch options for those participating in the Boycott UNC movement. Later, Nourish switched to a pay-what-you-can model. (Daily Tar Heel)


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