UNC maintains record home streak against Clemson...barely

The North Carolina Tar Heels managed to keep college basketball’s longest home winning streak intact Tuesday by turning back the Clemson Tigers for a 59th straight time, 87-79, but it required a little blood and guts to make it happen. The No. 15-ranked Tar Heels fought off a second-half charge that saw the No. 20 Tigers cut a 19-point deficit to two with 6:15 to play. (Fayetteville Observer)

Same ol’, same ol’

Clemson added a new level of frustration to a longstanding streak of futility in Chapel Hill by playing one of its best stretches of offense ever under coach Brad Brownell. And yet the result was the same as it’s been the previous 58 trips to North Carolina’s home court. Of Clemson’s 15 consecutive made shots, UNC coach Roy Williams said, “I’ve never seen anything like that.” (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Clemson Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 87-79 win over the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

UNC’s ‘forever’ streak (59-0) continues: Tar Heels withstand Clemson’s 2nd-half surge

UNC coach Roy Williams calls it the “forever” streak – that in 58 tries, Clemson has never beaten UNC in Chapel Hill. Make it 59. The fact that No. 15 UNC beat No. 20 Clemson 87-79 Tuesday means that streak continues, but only mentioning that does a disservice to the competitiveness of the game. Clemson did lead at one point on Tuesday, 2-0, on the game’s first bucket. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Brad Brownell Post-UNC Press Conference

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell speaks with the media following the Tigers' 87-79 loss to North Carolina on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

No. 15 North Carolina holds off No. 20 Clemson 87-79

Cameron Johnson scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 15 North Carolina hold off No. 20 Clemson 87-79 on Tuesday night, preserving its perfect all-time home record against the Tigers. Joel Berry II scored 14 of his 17 after halftime for the Tar Heels, who hung on despite seeing most of an 18-point lead erased by Clemson's torrid second-half shooting. (Associated Press)

Video: Cameron Johnson Paces Heels in Win Over Clemson - Game Highlights

North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson drained 6 triples on his way to a Tar Heel-high 21 points, and led North Carolina to an 87-79 victory over the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Clemson gets hot but can’t snap winless skid at UNC

Not even a run of 15 consecutive made shots was enough to end Clemson’s losing streak at North Carolina. The Tar Heels built a 15-point halftime lead and overcame an incredible display of shot making in the second half by Clemson to beat the Tigers 87-79. The loss is Clemson 59th consecutive defeat in Chapel Hill. Clemson remains winless at UNC dating back to 1925. (The State)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Clemson

If you'd said on Tuesday afternoon Clemson would shoot 61.3 percent in the second half, you might not have felt very positive about UNC's chances. But the Tar Heels survived a hot Tiger second half, including 8-of-16 from the three-point line, to take an 87-79 victory. "That's ACC basketball," Roy Williams said. The first half saw some of UNC's best ball movement of the season. (

Box Score: North Carolina 87, Clemson 79

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 87-79 ACC win over the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Clemson gets a chance (again) to end its streak in Chapel Hill

Clemson’s going to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for the resumption of the Tigers’ most frustrating streak and one of the most perplexing in all of college basketball. Clemson has never beaten UNC in Chapel Hill. Not in the old Tin Can. Not in Woollen Gym. Not in Carmichael. Not in the Smith Center. Never. It’s a streak that now stands at 58 games over a 92-year span. (Greensboro News & Record)

Hoping to snap an 0-58 streak, veteran Clemson basketball team travels to North Carolina

Donte Grantham remembers walking into the Dean Smith Center this time two years ago in Chapel Hill and looking around for the first time. He saw Michael Jordan’s jersey in the rafters. He saw Vince Carter’s jersey. He looked at the national championship banners, skimmed the jerseys of UNC Hall of Famers and thought of all of those who made the NBA. (Charleston Post and Courier)

UNC students share what drives their activism

Senior Sarah Wright is a co-director of Nourish UNC, a campus organization that seeks to address social and economic justice through social entrepreneurship and community partnerships. For five weeks, Nourish UNC provided low-cost lunch options for those participating in the Boycott UNC movement. Later, Nourish switched to a pay-what-you-can model. (Daily Tar Heel)

Cowboys' Ryan Switzer named to PFWA All-Rookie Team

Former UNC football standout Ryan Switzer has quickly made an impact on the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. The Pro Football Writers of America on Tuesday named Switzer, a fourth-round pick and the 133rd player taken overall in the 2017 NFL draft, to its All-Rookie Team as a kick returner for the 2017 season. He is the only Cowboys rookie to be named to the team. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Clemson gets another shot to end 58-game losing streak in Chapel Hill

The Tigers first lost to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill in 1925 and have come up short in 57 attempts there since, resulting in a 58-game streak of futility that ranks as the longest road losing streak on an opponent’s home court in NCAA basketball history. Clemson has come close on a handful of occasions, most notably in 2008, when the Tigers lost in double overtime, 103-93. (Greenville News)

Woody Durham Elected to National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame

Woody Durham, Bryant Gumbel, Dick Weiss, and Thomas Boswell have been voted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame and will be inducted this June, NSMA executive director Dave Goren announced. Durham is best known for the 40 years he spent as radio play-by-play announcer for University of North Carolina football and basketball. (National Sports Media Association)

NC Courage Acquires Rights to USWNT Forward Crystal Dunn

The North Carolina Courage has acquired the rights to U.S. Women’s National Team forward Crystal Dunn in exchange for Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch via trade with the Washington Spirit, the club announced Tuesday. With the trade, the NC Courage also acquired an important international roster spot which will be beneficial in preserving the core of the team. (NC Courage)

Know Your Opponent: Clemson

Clemson starts five upperclassmen, an oddity in the college basketball world that is even more amazing when you consider that the Tigers lost three key seniors from 2017 in Jaron Blossomgame, Sidy Djitte and Avry Holmes. While Blossomgame was the top option, the 2018 Tigers are balanced, with all five starters averaging double figures in points. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Never Over ‘Til It’s Over

Is the 58-0 streak over versus Clemson? Pretty much every UNC basketball fan knows that Clemson has never won a game in Chapel Hill. Not once in the 93 years the Tigers have been coming here to play hoops, from Bynum Hall to the Tin Can, all the way to Carmichael to the Dean Dome. Since the ACC began in 1953, the game in Chapel Hill has been close a few times. (

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