Brittany Rountree scored eight key points in the win last Sunday over FSU.
Brittany Rountree scored eight key points in the win last Sunday over FSU.
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UNC Hosts Clemson On Throwback Thursday
Release: 01/15/2014
CHAPEL HILL - No. 9 North Carolina hosts Clemson on Thursday at 6 p.m., from Carmichael Arena and will be televised on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

It has been an exciting week for the program. On Monday, the Tar Heels gained its highest national ranking in three years, and Diamond DeShields was named ACC Rookie of the Week after her showing in two victories last week.

Thursday's game with Clemson will be another "Throwback Thursday" at Carmichael. Game day activities include 1/2 price concessions and DJ Forge spinning music from the decade of the 2000s.

The first 250 students will be given retro t-shirts.

DeShields picked up her second rookie honor this week and fifth for the Tar Heels this season in 10 weeks of voting. She averaged 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in wins over top 20 clubs NC State and Florida State.

For Clemson, Nikki Dixon earned ACC Player of the Week honors after averaging 27.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in two games. She set her career high in points in both games, including 29 points and 11 boards in a 77-67 win over Pittsburgh.

North Carolina will play its next two games on the road at Boston College on Jan. 19 and at Wake Forest on Jan. 23. The Tar Heels return home Thursday, Jan. 30 against Syracuse at 7 p.m.

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