Lucas: Ice WaterKenny 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 LateKennedy 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 overtimeClemson 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 ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 89-86 overtime win on the road against Clemson on Tuesday.
Roy Williams Post-Clemson QuotesRoy 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 InterviewsSeveral 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 ClemsonUNC 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 CarolinaJoel 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)
Video: UNC Edges Clemson in OT, 89-86 - HighlightsJoel Berry scored a career-best 31 points to lead the Tar Heels to an 89-86 overtime victory on the road against Clemson on January 3, 2017.
Video: Joel Berry Scores Career-High 31 vs ClemsonJoel Berry put North Carolina on his back, scoring a career-best 31 points (12-19 FG, 7-10 from deep) in the 89-86 overtime victory at Clemson on January 3, 2017.
Tar Heels Down Clemson In OT, 89-86Joel Berry II scored a career-high 31 points, Justin Jackson scored 18 and Kennedy Meeks had 14 points and 16 rebounds as 14th-ranked North Carolina won at Clemson, 89-86, in overtime on Tuesday night in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tar Heels overcame 24 points from Jaron Blossomgame in the win. UNC improved to 13-3 overall this season, 1-1 in ACC play. (GoHeels.com)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. ClemsonThat was an incredibly gritty, tough, nail-biting, heart-pumping win--or, in other words, your average ACC road win. Other than a stretch in the second half when Joel Berry ignited, it wasn't pretty, but it was a huge overtime road win at Clemson to even the league mark at 1-1. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kenny Williams. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 89, Clemson 86View the complete box score from North Carolina's 89-86 overtime win over the Clemson Tigers on the road Tuesday. (View Box Score)
Jackson credits work, aggression for improved playA clear bright spot in the 2016-17 season has been the play of junior Justin Jackson. Needing to step up big this season, the 6-8 small forward has done just that. It's been a transformation from shooting inconsistencies in his first two seasons to high level scoring and shooting in year three. (Carolina Blue)
Surging Clemson aims to keep pace with Tar HeelsDespite building momentum and facing an opponent that gives Clemson a shot at a marquee win in the early part of the ACC schedule, head coach Brad Brownell isn’t letting Tuesday's 7 p.m. home showdown with No. 14 North Carolina be more than what it is. “It’s another game against one of the name brands in college basketball, but it’s still only worth one,” Brownell said. (Anderson Independent Mail)
|Allen (Virginia Tech) 17 pts; Blossomgame (Clemson) 20 pts;|
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|(10) Florida State||6-1||18-2|
|(15) Notre Dame||6-1||17-3|