NOTES: Clemson at North Carolina

North Carolina holds a 119-19 lead in the series with Clemson and the Tar Heels have won seven in a row, including three during their drive to the 2005 National Championship.

• Cliff Hammonds became the fifth player in ACC history to record at least 1300 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals in a career when he had 16 points in Clemson's win at Virginia. When Hammonds starts at North Carolina on Sunday he will tie Greg Buckner's school record for most games started with 122. He has started 118 in a row dating to his freshman year.

• Hammonds is seventh in the nation in assist/turnover ratio and is on a Clemson record pace with a 3.06 mark.

• The win at Virginia gave Clemson a 5-3 record for the first half of the ACC season. It is the first time since 1996-97 and just the second time in the 17-years of the 16-game ACC schedule, that Clemson has had a winning record at the midpoint.

• Clemson has won consecutive ACC games by at least 20 points, the first time Clemson has done that since 1998-99 and just the fifth time in school history.

• Clemson is coming off a 82-51 win at Virginia. The 31-point margin is the best in school history for a road ACC game.

• Clemson point guard Demontez Stitt has missed the last two games after undergoing knee surgery on January 31. He is questionable for the UNC game.

• K.C. Rivers is coming off a 32-point performance at Virginia. The scoring total was a career high and the most by a Clemson player in an ACC game under Oliver Purnell. Rivers had a school record tying eight three- point goals in the game.

• David Potter had a career high tying 11 points in the win over Boston College. He followed that with 10 points in the win at Virginia. It is the first time in his career that he has had back to back double figure scoring games.

• Clemson's defense has held Boston College and Virginia to a combined 107 points over the last two games.

• Clemson is 14-1 this year when leading at the half. The only loss took place in the first meeting between Clemson and North Carolina on Jan. 6.

•Clemson made 16 three-point goals at Virginia, most in Clemson history in an ACC game and tied for the most in any game. Clemson now leads the ACC in three-point percentage at .393.

• K.C. Rivers and Cliff Hammonds both have more steals than fouls and more steals than turnovers this year.

• North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Clemson's Cliff Hammonds rank second and third respectively in career scoring among active ACC players.

• Clemson has three prominent players on its roster from North Carolina, starting forward and scoring leader K.C. Rivers, starting forward James Mays, and reserve guard Demontez Stitt, who is normally the starting point guard when he is healthy.

• Clemson and North Carolina are both ranked in the top 15 in the nation in scoring. The Tar Heels are second and Clemson is 15th.

SERIES: Clemson vs. North Carolina
•North Carolina holds a 119-19 lead in the series with Clemson and the Tar Heels have won seven in a row, including three during their drive to the 2005 National Championship. North Carolina won the earlier meeting this year by a 90-88 score in overtime on a three-point shot by Wayne Ellington with 0.4 seconds left.

•North Carolina won the only meeting last year at Clemson in 2006-07 by 22 points. Both teams were ranked in the top 20 in the nation entering that game. This time, only North Carolina is ranked.

•Oliver Purnell is 1-8 in his career against North Carolina, 1-7 as coach at Clemson and 0-1 when he was at Old Dominion. He defeated the Tar Heels and Roy Williams the first time they met as Clemson coach, 81-72 in 2003-04. Clemson made 11-13 three-point shots in that game.

•When Clemson won the last meeting of 2002-03 and the first meeting of 2003-04, it was just the third time in history Clemson had won consecutive games from the Tar Heels. It was the first time Clemson had done it since the 1979-80 era. Clemson also won two straight from North Carolina in 1963-64, the only time Clemson has swept North Carolina in the same season. Clemson defeated North Carolina twice in double overtime that season.

•Clemson has defeated North Carolina at Clemson four of the last 10 years. The two teams played just once each of the last two years. They did not meet in Chapel Hill last year. North Carolina has a 52-0 record against Clemson in Chapel Hill over the years, tied for the all-time winning streak in NCAA history over the same team.

•Clemson upset a #1 ranked North Carolina team on Feb. 18, 2001, one of two wins over the number-one ranked team in the nation in school history. North Carolina entered the game on an 18-game winning streak. Clemson had lost eight consecutive games. In fact, that win over a #1 ranked North Carolina team was Clemson's only victory that year between January 14 and March 7, 2001. Clemson lost four straight after the win, all by double digits. They entered the game off a 34-point loss to NC State.

• North Carolina holds a 119-19 lead in the series that dates to a 48-24 North Carolina win in Chapel Hill in 1926. Clemson's first win in the series took place in the 1939 Southern Conference Tournament, when the Tigers upset North Carolina behind the late Banks McFadden, 44-43. That was the opening round of the event held in Raleigh.

•Clemson's only other win in the series before 1964 took place in Tiger town, 77-69 in 1952. North Carolina won 38 of the first 40 games of the series, including 25 in a row between 1951-52 and 1963-64 seasons. That is the longest losing streak by the Tigers against an ACC team.

•Clemson has defeated North Carolina in consecutive seasons just four times, including as recently as 2002-03 and 2003-04. Clemson also won in back to back years over North Carolina in 1965-66 and 1966-67; 1978- 79 and 1979-80, and 1988-89 and 1989-90. Clemson has never beaten North Carolina in three consecutive seasons.

•Clemson is 15-35 against North Carolina in games played at Clemson, 0-52 in Chapel Hill and 4-32 in games played at neutral sites. While Clemson has never beaten North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the Tigers did have a regular season sweep of North Carolina in 1963-64. That year Clemson won at Clemson and in Charlotte in the North-South Doubleheader.

•Clemson's only win over North Carolina in the ACC tournament took place in 1996 a game played in Greensboro. Clemson overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to win 75-73. Greg Buckner's (now with the Minnesota Timberwolve) dunk off a pass from Harold Jamison with 0.6 seconds left won the game for Clemson.

•The Tigers are 4-74 against North Carolina in games played in the state of North Carolina. The other victories over North Carolina in the Tar Heel state came in 1966- 67, when Clemson beat a #4 UNC team in Charlotte at the North-South Doubleheader by a 92-88 score; in 1963-64 by a 97-90 count, also at the North-South Doubleheader in Charlotte; in 1938-39, in a 44-43 win in Raleigh at the Southern Conference Tournament. Top Stories