Clemson vs North Carolina game notes


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GAME SETUP

Site: Smith Center (21, 750)

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

City: Chapel Hill, NC

Time: 8:00 PM

TV: Raycom (Tim Brant, Dan Bonner)

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties

(Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret)



SERIES NOTES

Overall: North Carolina leads 122-20

at Chapel Hill: UNC leads 54-0

at Smith Center: UNC Leads 23-0

at Clemson: UNC Leads 35-16

at Littlejohn: UNC Leads 26-13

at Neutral: UNC Leads 33-4

First Meeting: UNC 48-24 in 1925-26

Last Meeting: Clemson 83-64 at Clemson, 2009-10

Streak: UNC won 10 of last 11

QUICK FACTS

• Clemson enters this game on an eight-game winning streak, the longest active streak by an ACC team.

• North Carolina has won 10 of the last 11 meetings in the series, but Clemson won last year, 83-64 at Clemson. It was Clemson’s largest victory margin against the Tar Heels since 1976-77, Tree Rollins senior year.

• Jerai Grant has scored in double figures in a career high 10 straight games and has averaged 15.5 points per game during that stretch.

• Clemson is on an eight-game winning streak, its longest winning streak since the Tigers won 16 in a row to open the 2008-09 season.

• Grant has moved into first place on Clemson’s career field goal percentage list with a .614 figure. That includes a .640 figure so far this year.

• Clemson is coming off one of its best shooting games in school history. The Tigers made 27-39 shots from the field for .692 in the win over Georgia Tech, the best field goal percentage in school history against an ACC team. It was fourth best overall. Clemson made 11-14 three-point shots, including 9-9 on three-point shots in the second half. Clemson was 17-20 overall from the field in the second half, the second best half in Clemson history.

• Clemson has held each of its 17 opponents this season under 50 percent in field goal shooting, the longest streak for the program since 2007-08. Clemson held the first 17 opponents under 50 percent that year. Opponents are shooting .400 overall against Clemson from the field for the year.

• Clemson leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.517), three-point percentage (.474) and free throw shooting (.841) in conference games this year.

• Demontez Stitt has posted double figures in 13 of his last 14 games and has made 10-14 three-point shots in ACC play.

• Andre Young has made at least one three-point goal in 18 straight games, including all 17 this season. He is shooting .425 from three this year.

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