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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)

Clemson gets another shot to end 58-game losing streak in Chapel Hill

The Tigers first lost to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill in 1925 and have come up short in 57 attempts there since, resulting in a 58-game streak of futility that ranks as the longest road losing streak on an opponent’s home court in NCAA basketball history. Clemson has come close on a handful of occasions, most notably in 2008, when the Tigers lost in double overtime, 103-93. (Greenville News)

Woody Durham Elected to National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame

Woody Durham, Bryant Gumbel, Dick Weiss, and Thomas Boswell have been voted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame and will be inducted this June, NSMA executive director Dave Goren announced. Durham is best known for the 40 years he spent as radio play-by-play announcer for University of North Carolina football and basketball. (National Sports Media Association)

Know Your Opponent: Clemson

Clemson starts five upperclassmen, an oddity in the college basketball world that is even more amazing when you consider that the Tigers lost three key seniors from 2017 in Jaron Blossomgame, Sidy Djitte and Avry Holmes. While Blossomgame was the top option, the 2018 Tigers are balanced, with all five starters averaging double figures in points. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Never Over ‘Til It’s Over

Is the 58-0 streak over versus Clemson? Pretty much every UNC basketball fan knows that Clemson has never won a game in Chapel Hill. Not once in the 93 years the Tigers have been coming here to play hoops, from Bynum Hall to the Tin Can, all the way to Carmichael to the Dean Dome. Since the ACC began in 1953, the game in Chapel Hill has been close a few times. (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams Live: Garrison Brooks Taking Lineup Change in Stride

Being removed from the starting lineup as a freshman can affect any player, but UNC coach Roy Williams says Garrison Brooks has handled the move well. “I told him, ‘You’re still going to play,’” Williams said on his radio show Monday. “I think I’d be stupid if I just didn’t play him, because you’re not going to get better if you’re not given opportunities.” (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Notre Dame Recap, Clemson & More

Recap the one-point win at Notre Dame and look ahead to Tuesday's game against Clemson in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also describe what it's like watching the 2005 NCAA championship game with Vince Gill in their story time segment. (GoHeels.com)

Inside The Numbers: Theo Pinson’s Impact

Theo Pinson’s overall impact (irrespective of position) has been immense this season from a plus/minus perspective. The Tar Heels are +226 in 519 minutes with him on the court, and -19 in 201 minutes with him on the bench through 18 games. During Pinson’s court time, UNC has been 27 points per 100 possessions more efficient than it has without him in the lineup. (Inside Carolina)

Will it end at 58?

If the Tigers hope to emerge victorious Tuesday, it will be because they shot the ball well, took care of the ball — not because they were concerned with what the Tar Heels were doing. “You're going to have to make some threes against them. You're going to have to have a good shooting night, take care of the ball -- it's not anything specific to Clemson,” Brownell said. (Orangeburg Times & Democrat)

The long climb from 1-2 in ACC play

The late Frank McGuire once told me “In a coach’s life, you’ve got to be good and you’ve got to be lucky.” The head coach was giving perspective on UNC’s 32-0 championship season of 1957. McGuire, of course, was Irish, and Irish are supposed to be lucky. But Saturday in South Bend, UNC got all the luck. How else to describe T.J. Gibbs’ dramatic final attempts at victory? (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels could have tough task keeping home streak vs. Clemson

UNC’s unprecedented dominance in homecourt outings against Clemson could be in danger tonight. Clemson arrives holding a No. 20 national ranking to take on the 15th-ranked Tar Heels, who are 58-0 all-time at home in the series. “Clemson is coming in having beaten some good teams,” Roy Williams said Monday. “Probably the best team Brad has had in a few years.” (Burlington Times News)

By the numbers: Clemson’s futility in Chapel Hill

North Carolina’s 58-game home winning streak over Clemson is the longest in NCAA history. The No. 20 Tigers return to the Smith Center on Tuesday night to take on the 15th-ranked Tar Heels and have another chance to break “The Streak." The Tigers are winless (0-58) in road games with the Tar Heels. UNC, by the way, has a 39-16 record at Clemson. (Charlotte Observer)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 87
Clemson: 79
Tue, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Jan 20, 2:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC @ Virginia Tech
Mon, Jan 22, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. North Carolina State
Sat, Jan 27, 12:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#20 Clemson79
at #15 UNC87
Reed (Clemson) 21 pts; Pinson (UNC) 12 pts;
at Notre Dame78
Spalding (Louisville) 23 pts; Geben (Notre Dame) 22 pts;
at Syracuse59
Stewart (Pitt) 23 pts; Howard (Syracuse) 18 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia5-015-1
(5) Duke4-216-2
(20) Clemson4-215-3
(15) North Carolina4-215-4
Georgia Tech3-110-7
Boston College3-314-6
Notre Dame3-313-6
(25) Miami2-313-4
Virginia Tech2-312-5
NC State2-312-6
Florida State2-413-5
Wake Forest1-48-9

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