CU-UNC Series: The Tar Heels
lead the all-time series with Clemson, 125-20. The Tar Heels have beaten
the Tigers 13 times in the last 14 meetings and 37 times in the last 44
meetings (since the 1990-91 season). Roy Williams is 13-2 vs.
Clemson as the Carolina head coach, including a 4-2 mark in Clemson, a
6-0 mark in Chapel Hill and a 3-0 record in ACC Tournament games.
Carolina has never lost at home to Clemson, leading the series 55-0 in
games played in Chapel Hill. That is the longest streak of home wins
over an opponent in NCAA history. Carolina has beaten the Tigers by
double figures in 23 of the last 25 meetings in Chapel Hill (the
exceptions were in 1997-98 and 2002-03). Clemson has played in Chapel
Hill 55 times since 1926 with 14 coaches, losing three times at the Tin
Can, 15 times at Woollen Gymnasium, 14 times at Carmichael Auditorium
and 23 times at the Smith Center. UNC is 84-4 vs. Clemson in games
played in the state of North Carolina. Included in that figure is a 55-0
mark in Chapel Hill, an 11-1 mark in ACC Tournament games in Raleigh,
Greensboro and Charlotte and a 1-1 record in Southern Conference
Tournament games in Raleigh prior to the formation of the ACC.
Also included is a 13-2 UNC edge in games in Charlotte for the
North-South Doubleheader in the 1960s and 1970s and a 4-0 Carolina
advantage in other regular season games played in Greensboro or
Charlotte. Clemson has beaten the Tar Heels in the state of North
Carolina on the following dates: March 1, 1939 (Southern Conference
Tournament in Raleigh), Feb. 14, 1964 (North-South Doubleheader in
Charlotte in double overtime), Feb. 18, 1967 (North-South Doubleheader
in Charlotte) and March 8, 1996 (ACC Tournament quarterfinals in
13-12 (5-6) Ranking: Not Ranked Brad Brownell
35-24 at CU; 123-60 Overall
22-4 (9-2) Ranking: #8 AP, #7 ESPN Roy Williams 247-66 at UNC; 665-167 Overall
Andre Young 13.6 ppg
Tanner Smith 11.3 ppg
Barnes 17.7 ppg
Tyler Zeller 15.7 ppg
Milton Jennings 5.5 rpg
John Henson 10.3 rpg
Zeller 9.6 rpg
Tanner Smith 4.0 apg
Andre Young 3.3 apg
Marshall 9.6 apg
Strickland 2.1 apg
Clemson-North Carolina Notes
*On Wednesday night, Carolina won its
fourth consecutive ACC road game with a win at Miami. UNC has
won at Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Maryland and Miami since
losing at Florida State on Jan. 14.
*Carolina has won 13 of the last 14
meetings in the series with Clemson and has never lost to
Clemson in Chapel Hill (55-0).
*The Tar Heels enter this weekend's
action with a 9-2 ACC record, tied for first place in the
conference with Duke and Florida State. Clemson is tied with
Maryland for seventh in the league at 5-6 in ACC play.
*The Tar Heels have gone 25-5 in their
last 30 ACC games, closing 2009-10 by winning two of three
conference contests, going 14-2 in 2010-11 and starting this
*One more ACC victory would give UNC its
36th 10-win ACC season and its seventh in the last eight years
under head coach Roy Williams. No other ACC school has as many
10-win ACC seasons as Carolina. Duke is second with 29.
*Clemson enters the game fresh off a
60-48 upset of No. 22 Virginia at home on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The
Tigers forced 17 UVA turnovers and shot 54 percent in the second
half to pull away after the score was tied 24-24 at halftime.
*Clemson is now 12-1 when holding
opponents to 50 points or less under Brownell, including 5-1
versus ACC teams.
*Saturday's matchup features the ACC's
highest scoring team, as North Carolina averages 83.1 points per
game, and the league's second-best scoring defense in Clemson,
who gives up just 59.8 points per game.
*The ACC's two best ball-handlers will
be on display Saturday. UNC's Kendall Marshall leads the league
with a 3.41-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, while Clemson senior
Andre Young is second with a 2.96-to-1 figure.
*Milton Jennings has been at his best
against North Carolina, averaging 9.8 points per game in four
contests with the Tar Heels. Last season, he posted a
double-double at home and then scored 16 points and added seven
boards in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
*Tanner Smith had four steals in the win
over Virginia to reach 150 for his career, meaning he and fellow
senior Young (178) are the first classmates at Clemson to both
record at least 150 steals since Cliff Hammonds and James Mays
*Devin Coleman is coming off
back-to-back games in which he scored nine points off of four
field goals. He had just two made field goals in the Tigers'
first 23 games of the season.
Team Notes by ACC, CU & UNC Athletic Communications