The ACC regular-season race is coming to an end, and with two weeks to go, North Carolina finds itself in a fight with two other teams for first place. North Carolina has five games left, including today's 4 p.m. game against Clemson at the Smith Center (ESPN), then will be on the road for three of its last four. Clemson has never won in Chapel Hill, a string off 55 games.
ACC down to three contenders
The Winston-Salem Journal
Though Williams has said throughout this season that No. 8 UNC is a good shooting team, the Tar Heels (22-4, 9-2 ACC) haven't shown it much heading into today's game against Clemson (4 p.m., ESPN).
Since making 10 3-pointers against Georgia Tech three weeks ago, UNC is shooting just 24 percent (15-of-62) from the behind the arc in the past five games and is 11th in the conference in 3-point shooting during ACC competition.
Tar Heels look to end shooting slump; Tigers just want a win in Chapel Hill
The Durham Herald-Sun
North Carolina's historical streak in men's basketball against Clemson strangely brought up a bad memory for Tar Heels coach Roy Williams on Friday.
That's because he used a golf analogy in pointing out how Clemson's 0-for-forever record in Chapel Hill means nothing for today's Atlantic Coast Conference game.
Tar Heels put record streak on line, figure past doesn't factor in present
The Burlington Times-News
It's true, what North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Friday. His players really don't know who Tree Rollins is.
"I do not," sophomore Harrison Barnes said when asked if he'd heard of Rollins, the former Clemson star who played for the Tigers from 1973 to 1977. Williams had been talking about Rollins because he had been talking about history - and, in particular, Clemson's historic 55-game losing streak in Chapel Hill.
No. 8 UNC (22-4, 9-2) will host the Tigers (13-12, 5-6) today (4 p.m., ESPN) at the Smith Center, and Williams said he won't be thinking about the Tar Heels' 55-0 home record against Clemson. It's a streak that began in 1926, one that Williams said he never brings up with his players, no matter the year.
UNC's Williams not concerned about 'the streak'
The News and Observer
Fall down 55 times, stand up 56.
Clemson travels today (4 p.m., ESPN) to Chapel Hill, N.C., where it has never won a men's basketball game. The Tigers are 0 for 55 at North Carolina.
North Carolina is heavily favored to win for a 56th straight time at home against Clemson (13-12, 5-6 ACC), which would extend what is already an NCAA-worst road losing streak in a head-to-head matchup. The No. 8 Tar Heels (22-4, 9-2) are loaded with future NBA talent, including point guard Kendall Marshall and forward Harrison Barnes (17.7 points per game), a projected lottery pick.
Clemson looks to end 0-for-Chapel Hill skid
The Charleston Post and Courier