*Clemson overcame a five-point halftime deficit in winning today's
game. It is just the fourth time since the 1951-52 season that
Clemson has overcome a halftime deficit to beat North Carolina.
Larry Shyatt has now coached Clemson in two of those four victories.
Clemson overcame a five-point deficit (35-30) to beat a #1 ranked
North Carolina two years ago.
*This is the third time in the last five years Clemson has beaten
North Carolina in Littlejohn Coliseum. This is the first time
Clemson has beaten North Carolina three times in a five-year period
since the 1977-80 era.
*Larry Shyatt now has a 3-2 record against North Carolina in
Littlejohn Coliseum. He is the only Clemson coach in history with a
winning record at home against North Carolina.
*Clemson player Jermel Douglas, a fifth-year senior, has been on the
roster for all three of Clemson's wins the last five years against
North Carolina. He did not play in today's game, but is the first
Clemson player to be on the roster of three Clemson teams to defeat
North Carolina since Bobby Conrad (1977-80). Conrad was present at
today's game. He is a fifth year senior who red-shirted the 1999-00
*Edward Scott scored 25 points against North Carolina today, his
second highest scoring game of the season. He had 28 in a loss at
home to Duke on Jan. 5. Scott scored 18 of his 25 in the second
half. He made 3-4 three-point shots in the game. He was just 7-34
in his career on three-point attempts against North Carolina entering
*Scott scored 46 points in the two games this week. It is the second
time in his career he has had consecutive 20-point scoring games. He
played all 40 minutes today, ninth complete game this year and 16th
of his career. He has played at least 38 minutes in all but four
games and 10 games in a row.
*Scott needs just five rebounds to become the ninth player in ACC
history to accumulate 1000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds in a
*Tomas Nagys shot the ball 11 times today and it went through the
hoop 11 times. He as 3-3 from the field and 8-8 from the foul line.
His 15 points were his high for the season and four off his career
His 8-8 free throws tied for Clemson's highest perfect free throw
shooting game this year. Ed Scott hit 8-8 in the South Carolina game
earlier this week.
*Nagys was 1-1 on three-point shots. He was 8-33 for his career on
three-point goals entering today's game.
*Clemson won the battle of the boards 42-27, Clemson's best rebound
margin in an ACC game this year. The 80 points were also a high
scoring game for the Tigers in an ACC game this year.
*Clemson shot 54.9 percent from the field as a team, including 10-13
from its four post players. The post players were 16-24 in the first
game between Clemson and North Carolina. Clemson's overall 54.9 field
goal percentage was its best since connecting on .554 against
Virginia on Jan. 18.
*Clemson and North Carolina have now played 80 minutes of basketball
this year. Clemson has scored 146 points and North Carolina has
scored 145. This is the first time since the 1979-80 season that
Clemson has outscored North Carolina in the regular season.
*Clemson scored 48 points in the second half, its highest scoring
half in an ACC game this year and its highest scoring half since the
Coastal Carolina game on December 31 when Clemson scored 50 in the
second half of a 90-63 victory. It was the most points Clemson
scored in a half against an ACC team since last year's Wake Forest
game at Littlejohn when Clemson also scored 48 points.
*This was the most points Clemson has scored in a victory over North
Carolina since an 85-82 win over the Tar Heels during the 1988-89
season. Clemson did score 81 points in an 18-point loss to North
Carolina in the ACC Tournament in 2000-01.
*Clemson has now won three ACC regular season games by three points
or less this year. Clemson has defeated Virginia by one, Georgia
Tech by two and now North Carolina by three. This is the first time
since the 1987-88 season Clemson has beaten three ACC teams in the
regular season. That year Clemson defeated Virginia (65-62), Duke
(79-77) and Georgia Tech (97-94).