CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina Tar Heels have had a terrible season and have ended most every incredible streak that has defined this program for more than nine decades. One streak, however, remains intact.
Carolina improved to 48-0 all-time against Clemson in Chapel Hill after defeating the Tigers, 96-78, before a festive crowd of 16,125 at the Dean E. Smith Center on Wednesday night.
Here is what UNC (8-18, 4-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) head coach Matt Doherty had to say after the game.
I thought our team played maybe their best game of the year from start to finish. I think our defense, in spite of Stockman getting 28 (first half) points, was real active."
On the season nearing an end.
"People ask me, ‘Are you glad the season's coming to an end?' No, I am not. I think, in spite of our Ohio game, that we've been playing better basketball. We are getting better each day in practice. Our kids are still coming to work. We had one of our best practices on Monday. I like my kids, so I wish we could go on for a long, long time."
On the seniors.
"I am proud of this group and I am proud of our seniors. Ideally, this is the way you'd like your senior game to go. It doesn't always happen. To make it more perfect, maybe Kris Lang would have scored more than six points and not fouled out. Otherwise, we couldn't have written a better script."
Andrew Jones is in his sixth year covering football and basketball for Inside Carolina. He is also in his fourth year as a copy editor and staff writer for the Wilmington Star-News and hosts a nightly radio show on WAAV-AM980 in Wilmington. He has also written for ACCNews and once published The College Game and the former Total Sports. He can be reached via e-mail at: AJWAAV@aol.com.