Tigers' defense has a rare off nightClemson'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 convertsNorth 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.
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 BallsNorth 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)
Carolina aims to sustain sense of urgencyNorth Carolina knew it was capable of a performance like Sunday’s 80-61 beatdown of Clemson. The Tar Heels just needed a reminder. So coach Roy Williams had a video spliced together of clips from wins over Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky. UNC’s problem all season has been trying to sustain the urgency and effort that it showed in those games. They finally revisited it against Clemson. (ESPN.com)
Video: James Manor hits back-to-back 3s vs ClemsonNorth Carolina senior walk-on James Manor hits back to back three pointers in the big win against Clemson in Chapel Hill.
Lucas: Too CoolLet's just abandon all pretense and be totally honest about what's going to happen here. The words you are about to read are going to sound hopelessly old. You will think they were written with a quill pen on a scroll of parchment paper while listening to a phonograph. These words are like Old Tin Can vintage stuff. You've been warned. Here we go. (GoHeels.com)
Same old, same old: UNC throttles ClemsonNorth Carolina has turned home games against Clemson into celebrations ever since the Tigers first traveled to Chapel Hill in 1926, and despite the Tar Heels’ struggles this season, Sunday night would be no exception. UNC shot 55.4 percent against the nation’s top scoring defense in an 80-61 win that dropped Clemson to 0-57 all-time against the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: J.P. Tokoto's save leads to UNC fast break vs ClemsonJ.P. Tokoto's leaping, behind the back save starts the fast break as James Michael McAdoo weaves through traffic and finds Leslie McDonald for the easy layup in the first half of the Tar Heel's win against Clemson in Chapel Hill.
Fear the StreakEvery so often there comes an opportunity, one bubbling of hope, for the Clemson faithful with regard to their program’s NCAA record of futility at North Carolina. Each time, however, reality has interceded. UNC won 80-61, shooting a blistering 55.4 percent from the field while becoming Clemson’s first opponent this season to crack the 80-point threshold. (Inside Carolina)
Video: UNC-Clemson Game HighlightsComplete game highlights from North Carolina's 80-61 Atlantic Coast Conference win over Clemson in Chapel Hill on Sunday.
UNC-Clemson Postgame NotesTar Heels are now 12-7 overall, 2-4 in the ACC and 9-3 at home this season. This was Roy Williams' 899th game as a college head coach. His record is now 712-187, including 119-49 in ACC regular-season play. James Michael McAdoo led all scorers with 22 points. It was his 12th straight game scoring in double figures, his fifth 20-point game this year and the 10th 20-point game of his career. (GoHeels.com)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 80 Clemson 61With 4:22 left in the first half, James Michael McAdoo dove on the floor after a rebound, secured it and called a timeout to preserve the possession. Out of that timeout Nate Britt hit a three point to push the UNC lead to 15. McAdoo's effort on that possession was a microcosm of how he played the whole night and fueled UNC to an 80-61 win over Clemson. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC-Clemson Postgame QuotesRoy Williams opening statement: "Well playing with that sense of urgency that we had today certainly makes you feel better in the locker room. I told them when they got in there it doesn't feel a heck of a lot better than when you invest more. You need to have that sense of urgency every time we play. If we do have it, we've got a better chance." (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Clemson Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Roy Williams talks to reporters following the Tar Heels' 80-61 victory over Clemson on January 26, 2014.
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