UNC-Clemson: Game Notes

CHAPEL HILL - The Clemson Tigers came about as close as they ever have to winning a game at North Carolina on Tuesday night, but ultimately history wasn't on their side as the Tar Heels pulled out a 68-66 victory, sending the visitors to 0-49 against UNC in Chapel Hill.

Here is a look at some of the game notes of UNC's 10th victory in 15 games, and second in three Atlantic Coast Conference contests.

***With the win, UNC improved to 112-17 all-time against Clemson.

***The victory improved Carolina's home record against the Tigers 49-0.

***UNC is 31-4 On neutral courts against the Tigers and 32-13 at Clemson, including a 23-10 record at Littlejohn Coliseum.

***Clemson's closes games at UNC were 24-23 in 1937, 61-60 in 1974, 74-72 in 1975, and 73-70 in 1980.

***The narrow margin means that Clemson has been within 10 points of the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill just twice in their last 19 visits.

***The last time Clemson beat UNC was a 75-66 triumph in February, 2001. That loss marked the first of five consecutive Sundays in which UNC was defeated, culminating in a second-round NCAA tournament loss to Penn State.

***Clemson outrebounded UNC, 42-35, including 16-13 on the offensive glass.

***The Heels won a game in which they had more turnovers than assists for the first time this season.

***Clemson junior forward Chris Hobbs is a native of Chapel Hill and spent half the game jawing with UNC's students.

***Raymond Felton entered the Clemson game having played at least 40 minutes in three of UNC's last four games.

***Carolina entered the game having shot no better than 40.3 percent from the field in its previous six games.

Senior writer Andrew Jones is in his seventh year with Inside Carolina. He hosts a late afternoon radio show on ESPN Radio, WMFD AM630 in Wilmington and can be reached via e-mail at: AndrewJones@AM630.net.

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