Clemson - North Carolina Pregame

"I think it's pretty obvious this is a very important game for us. We were very disappointed in the first half of the ACC and as we enter the second half now we need to collect wins. So, therefore, with a packed house against a team the caliber of North Carolina - a tall order but one that's very important," said Larry Shyatt.

North Carolina (13-10, 4-6) vs. Clemson (12-8, 2-7)
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson
1:00 p.m., RJ (Bob Rathbun, Dan Bonner)

Pregame Quotes
Matt Doherty
"We're getting ready to travel and play a big, strong Clemson team. We hope we can go down there and play well. We're looking at one game at a time. We've got a heck of a challenge playing at Clemson. They were right there with Duke last weekend."

Larry Shyatt
"I think it's pretty obvious this is a very important game for us. We were very disappointed in the first half of the ACC and as we enter the second half now we need to collect wins. So, therefore, with a packed house against a team the caliber of North Carolina - a tall order but one that's very important."

"[The Tar Heels] are playing quicker players - they're not playing their post as often so they're playing five guards and Jawad. From a personnel standpoint, they're really utilizing the quickness and athleticism they have on both ends. ... [David Noel] didn't play as much against us as he's playing now. We knew him good and well - we offered him a scholarship. We have a high level of respect for his abilities."

Clemson Starters
Edward Scott (6-0, G, Sr.) - 16.7 ppg, 5.9 apg
Chey Christie (6-4, G, So.) - 11.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Olu Babalola (6-6, F, So.) - 7.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg
Chris Hobbs (6-7, F, Jr.) - 7.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg
Sherrod Ford (6-9, F, So.) - 8.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg

Key Reserves:
Ray Henderson (6-8, C, Sr.) - 6.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Tomas Nagys (6-10, F, Sr.) - 5.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Shawan Robinson (6-2, G, Fr.) - 4.6 ppg
Julian Betko (6-5, G, Fr.) - 2.3 ppg

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