Tiger win 79-76 at UNC in overtime! Lol For the record, I predicted this would happen when the basketball schedule came out and showed there would be no Clemson media there because of the National Championship! If a tree falls in the forest...
After UNC lost 7 out of 10 games, including home against Wofford and at home against GT and Pitt, I was even more sure my prophecy would be fulfilled. By the way, Brownell tied Cliff Ellis for the most wins in Clemson history! If they had beaten Miami like they should have, he’d have set the record with this win.
In my book, “the streak” ended in 2008 when the Tigers had an 10-point 2nd half lead before the refs started cheating and forced an overtime. But thank goodness the streak is now officially over for good! The Tigers beat a hot NC State team the other night by 11. Wonder if that’s ever happened. They host Duke on Tuesday night at 7:00, and now I’m gonna have to haul ass back from New Orleans on no sleep. Thanks, ACC!
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Making history at the Dean E. Smith Center, the Clemson University men's basketball team put an end to a longstanding streak on Saturday, defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels on the road for the first time in program history. Taking part in their 60th all-time meeting with North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Clemson produced a fervent comeback late in the second half and won 79-76 in overtime. As a result, Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell picked up his 177th win as the leader of the Tigers, tying Cliff Ellis for the most all-time wins by a Clemson head coach.
Head Coach Brad Brownell
"That was a remarkable win. I'm incredibly proud of our players. North Carolina played hard. We made a couple of runs, but they battled back every time. I thought we made some outstanding plays at the end of the game."
On the keys to victory:
That was a great execution of the 3-point shot by Aamir [Simms] to tie it at the end of regulation. In overtime, we made a couple of backdoor cuts that worked out. I thought our team played incredibly well."
On ending the winless streak in Chapel Hill:
"We're certainly glad that it's over. To change the narrative is a good thing. You've got to be really proud of this team for the way they fought, didn't give in and made big shots and big plays."