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Jawad Williams: More Than Xs and Os

Jawad Williams: Going back to my college days we had a team that held each other accountable and pushed each other every day. My senior year, we had extremely competitive practices. There were days when Coach Williams just split the team up and watched us go at each other for two hours. In situations like that, we didn't need a coach. No coach can teach you how to go hard all the time. (GoHeels.com)

Thought of the week: Keep the ball moving

Why can’t they play like that all the time? The Tar Heels’ performance on Sunday against Clemson begged the question. And they’ve been both puzzling and frustrating this season trying to find an answer. The difference in play came from UNC’s effort. “It’s a positive feeling around the locker room right now,” sophomore guard Marcus Paige said. “Why wouldn’t you want to do that every game?” (ESPN.com)

Effort leads Tar Heels past Tigers

North Carolina took a step necessary to achieving its goals Sunday by beating Clemson 80-61. Although coach Roy Williams nor any member of his coaching staff discussed Clemson's all-time inability to beat UNC in Chapel Hill, the players acknowledged that it was a team-wide understanding. "They haven't won here, of course you want to keep that going on," Leslie McDonald said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto Post-Clemson Interviews

North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo and J.P. Tokoto talk with Jones Angell about the Tar Heels' 80-61 win over Clemson on Sunday. View Video...

Lakers' Kendall Marshall among NBA leaders in assists and shooting

Kendall Marshall is currently the NBA's second-best three-point shooter at 48.5%, behind the 49.3% of San Antonio's Marco Belinelli. Atlanta's Kyle Korver is tied for third with New Orleans' Anthony Morrow at 46.2%. While the sample size is small, Marshall is also second in the league with 9.6 assists a game, second only to the Clippers' Chris Paul (11.2). (Los Angeles Times)

McAdoo helps UNC save the streak

James Michael McAdoo doesn’t know why everyone keeps asking him about it. It was no big deal, he thought, slapping a high-five to a fan sitting along the Smith Center baseline. “It was just right there, and I’m not going to leave him hanging,” McAdoo said shortly after North Carolina 80-61 win against Clemson. (Carolina Blue)

Same old thing: Tar Heels tear apart Clemson to keep order in Chapel Hill

James Michael McAdoo figures he had never high-fived a fan during a game — until Sunday night. So when the often-stoic McAdoo finished through contact against Clemson and slapped the raised hands of a fan along the baseline in the second half, it was clear North Carolina was going to celebrate another home victory against Clemson. (Burlington Times News)

Chapel Hill is Neverland for Clemson basketball

Flip another digit on the streak. Add another year. And remind yourself the next time you believe “this could be the time” that, well, it will not be. Clemson will never defeat North Carolina in men’s basketball as long as the game is played in Chapel Hill. The number of winless trips to a place the UNC faithful like to call “Blue Heaven” reached 57 on Sunday night at the Smith Center. (The State)

"The Streak" is alive and well after UNC takes care of business

The streak will end someday –– right? It is illogical to think Clemson will never beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After all, miracles occur regularly, especially in sports. There is no reason to think the Tigers won't eventually have their moment. But the marvel that would be Clemson winning in Chapel Hill just wasn't destined to happen Sunday. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Big men fuel UNC in win

North Carolina’s 80-61 win against Clemson on Sunday could be attributed to a number of factors. It could be attributed to UNC out-rebounding the Tigers or the higher field goal and 3-point shooting percentages. It could be something found in the final box score, but it’s more likely that UNC’s edge against the Tigers stems from the successful pairing of the Tar Heel starting bigs. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC extends record home winning streak against Clemson

It's the longest home winning streak by an NCAA Division-I basketball team against another. Clemson has never won in Chapel Hill. Ever. Not in 56 tries. Well, now 57 tries. UNC has one quite a few of the previous meetings by significant margins, even over pretty good Clemson teams, and this time around was no different as the Tar Heels cruised 80-61 (FOX Sports)

Tigers' defense has a rare off night

Clemson's 80-61 defeat at North Carolina was no surprise considering its winless history in Chapel Hill, but the Tigers allowing 80 points was an absolute shocker. The Tar Heels' output was the first time Clemson has allowed 80 points since an 80-72 loss March 4, 2012, at Florida State, and during Brad Brownell's 115 games as Clemson's head coach, the Tigers have allowed 80 only four times. (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Video: J.P. Tokoto spins in the lane, hangs in the air, and converts

North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto drives, spins, hangs in the air and still makes the shot over two Clemson defenders in the Tar Heels win at home against the Tigers. View Video...

UNC rises to the occasion against Clemson (as usual). Now, can it do it against anyone else?

Inspired by predictions of their imminent demise and fueled by the desire to avoid being the first UNC team ever to lose to Clemson on their home floor, the Tar Heels shot 55.4 percent from the floor and made eight 3-pointers on their way to an 80-61 rout that was much worse than even the final margin indicates. That’s 57 for 57 against the Tigers in Chapel Hill for those of you keeping score at home. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels Win the 50-50 Balls

North Carolina all but secured its unblemished home record against Clemson would stay intact for yet another year with a late first-half run ignited by hustle plays. The hustle plays weren’t limited to rebounding. The Tar Heels began winning their share of 50-50 balls, which served the dual purpose of point differential and emotional release. (Inside Carolina)

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