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Tar Heels' Berry: No time to be bashful

Joel Berry kept scoring and Roy Williams kept asking. The UNC coach wanted to know if Berry could keep on keeping on given he had fought illness last week and was about to play all 25 minutes of the second half and overtime Tuesday against Clemson. To Berry, this was no time to back off. The junior guard was on his way to a career-best 31 points in the 89-86 victory. (Burlington Times News)

Video: Clemson Coach Brad Brownell Post-UNC Press Conference

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell spoke with the media following the Tigers' 89-86 overtime loss to North Carolina on Tuesday. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Dabo Do, Dabo Don’t

Maybe Dabo Swinney should be the third voice at the TV table more often when Carolina plays. The Clemson football coach had the longest in-game interview in television history during the second half of the basketball game between the Tigers and Tar Heels. And while Dabo talked, announcers Tom Hart and Doris Burke almost ignored that the game had turned around. (Chapelboro.com)

Good time to help for Kenny Williams

Kenny Williams’ turn came in overtime and the North Carolina basketball team benefited from it. While Joel Berry carried the 14th-ranked Tar Heels for long segments of Tuesday night’s game, Williams emerged in the extra session when he scored six points in the 89-86 victory at Littlejohn Coliseum. (Burlington Times-News)

End-of-Regulation Execution, and Meeks’s Big OT

Despite being a huge road win against a Tournament-caliber opponent, the Tar Heels’ late-game execution left a lot to be desired. After taking a 75-67 lead with 5:16 left in regulation (when Joel Berry blew by Donte Grantham to create an easy lay-up for Kennedy Meeks with 3 seconds on the shot clock), UNC would only score two points on its final 10 possessions. (The Secondary Break)

Joel Berry's heroics keep North Carolina afloat in ACC with win over Clemson

Joel Berry wouldn’t let North Carolina’s ACC title hopes fade away. Not this early. Not without a single win on the board. With an 0-2 conference record looming in the rafters of Littlejohn Colliseum as the Tar Heels trailed Clemson early in the second half Tuesday night, Berry did what so many Carolina fans had been waiting for him to do: He took over. (Yahoo! Sports)

Joel Berry Fuels No. 14 UNC’s Thrilling OT Road Win at Clemson

After struggling through UNC’s two games last week with an illness—including the shocking loss to Georgia Tech—point guard Joel Berry recovered just in time on Tuesday to lead the 14th-ranked Tar Heels to a thrilling 89-86 overtime win over Clemson. Berry scored 21 of his career-high 31 points after halftime–single-handedly willing UNC back into the game. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: Ice Water

Kenny Williams was fouled with 17 seconds left. As he stood on the free throw line with over 8,700 Tiger fans screaming at him, senior Nate Britt approached him. “Hey,” Britt said to Williams, “show them you’ve got ice water in your veins.” Until now, Williams has not been the ice water guy. He hasn’t had to be. He has been the everything else guy. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks Rebounds, Makes Plays Late

Kennedy Meeks earned headlines on Tuesday by tying his career high with 16 rebounds and setting a new career high with 10 offensive boards, although it was his veteran play in the game’s final minutes that lifted No. 14 North Carolina to an 89-86 victory over Clemson. “That’s my goal, to be a big-time rebounder every game,” Meeks told reporters after the game. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels take down Tigers in overtime

Clemson coach Brad Brownell was in no mood to take a compliment from his UNC counterpart Roy Williams after the Tar Heels sneaked away from Littlejohn Coliseum Tuesday with an 89-86 overtime victory. “They guarded us better than anybody has all season,” Williams said. Brownell followed Williams into the press room and said, “I don’t know about all that." (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Clemson Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 89-86 overtime win on the road against Clemson on Tuesday. View Video...

Roy Williams Post-Clemson Quotes

Roy Williams: "Needless to say we feel a heck of a lot better than we did on Saturday. That was a heck of a college basketball game, ACC game, it goes right down to the wire. I thought we had some chances to get more than a one-possession lead and we missed a couple of free throws and had a couple of turnovers and Clemson kept coming back." (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Clemson Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 89-86 overtime road win against Clemson on Tuesday. Here are their video interviews: Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Kenny Williams

Roy Williams, Brad Brownell Exchange Words After UNC Beats Clemson

UNC pulled out an entertaining 89-86 overtime victory at Clemson on Tuesday. The fireworks did not conclude with the final horn, however, as Clemson coach Brad Brownell had something to say to Roy Williams in the postgame handshake line. It originally was unclear why Brownell was upset, but it turns out that Kennedy Meeks might be the perpetrator. (Zag's Blog)

Joel Berry's career night leads No. 14 North Carolina

Joel Berry II had a career-high 31 points and Kennedy Meeks' basket with 1:12 left in overtime put No. 14 North Carolina ahead for good as the Tar Heels defeated Clemson for the ninth straight time, 89-86 on Tuesday. The Tigers had two chances to retake the lead after Meeks' shot, but lost to North Carolina for the 19th time in the last 20 games. (Associated Press)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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Thursday 9:00 PM
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
(12) Louisville3-215-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
Syracuse3-311-8
(18) Duke2-314-4
Miami2-311-5
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10
Clemson1-411-6
Pittsburgh1-512-7

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