North Carolina 80, Clemson 61
January 26, 2014
• Tar Heels are now 12-7 overall, 2-4 in the ACC and 9-3 at home this season.
• This was Roy Williams' 899th game as a college head coach. His record is now 712-187, including 119-49 in ACC regular-season play
• James Michael McAdoo led all scorers with 22 points. It was his 12th straight game scoring in double figures, his fifth 20-point game this year and the 10th 20-point game of his career
• McAdoo is 27 of 44 from the floor in the last four games (61.4 percent) and 13 of 37 from the free throw line in the last five games (.351)
• Carolina led by eight points (24-16) with 6:30 remaining in the first half, then went on a 30-7 run over the next 13 minutes. McAdoo scored 15 of UNC's 30 points and out-scored the Tigers, 15-7, in that stretch.
• In the first five minutes, Clemson grabbed seven offensive rebounds (to three defensive boards by UNC) and had a 6-0 edge in second chance points. UNC led 10-9 at that point. Over the final 15 minutes of the first half, UNC held a 10-2 edge in second chance points. The Tar Heels grabbed nine of Clemson's final 11 missed shots in the half and finished the first 20 minutes with 10 offensive rebounds of their own compared to seven defensive rebounds by the Tigers. UNC out-scored Clemson, 27-12 over the final 15 minutes of the half.
• Carolina held Clemson to one field goal in the final 11:56 of the first half and just two field goals in a span of 21 minutes and 32 seconds.
• Marcus Paige scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and added a game-high five assists. He made three three-pointers, the most he has made in a game since hitting three against Northern Kentucky on December 27th.
• Kennedy Meeks scored 11 points, had a team-high eight rebounds and tied his season-high with three blocked shots. Meeks has scored in double figures in three straight games, his longest streak of the season to date. Meeks also grabbed a season-high five offensive rebounds.
• Leslie McDonald scored 12 points. It was his third straight game in double figures and his top scoring output in ACC play this season. This is the second time in McDonald's career that he has scored in double figures in three consecutive games (also vs. William and Mary, Rutgers and St. Francis (Pa.) in 2010-11).
• Carolina shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half, 61.5 percent in the second half and 55.4 percent for the game. This was the third game this season that UNC shot 50 percent or better from the floor in both halves (also vs. Louisville and Boston College). UNC is 3-0 this year when it shoots 50 percent or better in both halves.
Carolina's field goal percentage of .554 for the game was the second-best in any game this season and the highest since shooting 60.0 percent against Oakland in the first game of the season. UNC is 5-0 this year when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor.
• Carolina's second half shooting from the floor (.615) was its best since shooting .629 in the second half vs. UNC Wilmington on New Year's Eve.
• The Tar Heels made eight three-pointers. The only game this season when UNC made more threes was against Texas (nine). Nate Britt made his second three of the season.
• James Manor scored a career-high six points on two threes. His previous scoring high was two points.
• Carolina leads the series, 128-20, including a 57-0 record in Chapel Hill. UNC has won 16 of the last 17 games against the Tigers. Carolina has beaten the Tigers bydouble figures in 25 of the last 27 games played in Chapel Hill.