Clemson vs UNC Basketball Notes


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*Clemson made 11-13 three-point goals in today's game. The .846
percentage was the best in Clemson history. The previous best was
.800 on two occasions, both on 8-10 shooting. Clemson was 8-10 on
three-pointers in a game against Delaware State on Dec. 29, 1986, a
contest played in Little Rock, AR, and last year in a win over
Winthrop at the Civic Center of Anderson (Dec. 19, 2002).


*Clemson's previous best three-point percentage in an ACC game was
.688 on 11-16 shooting at Virginia on Valentine's Day of 1987.


*Clemson broke the record for best three-point percentage against a
North Carolina team. The previous best was .667 (8-12) by Richmond
on Nov. 28, 1987, in a game at Richmond. The previous best by an ACC
opponent against the Tar Heels was 11-17 (.647) by Florida State on
Feb. 24, 1996.


*Clemson has now beaten North Carolina in consecutive years for the
first time since the 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons. This is the first
time Clemson has beaten North Carolina in consecutive games since
the same time period. Clemson won the last meeting in 1978-79 and
the first meeting in 1979-80. This is just the third time in Clemson
history that the Tigers have beaten North Carolina twice in a row.
Clemson won the last meeting last year by an 80-77 score at Clemson.


*This now gives Clemson four wins in the last six years against the
Tar Heels. It is the first time since the 1975-80 era that Clemson
has beaten North Carolina four times in a six-year period.


*Clemson made 11-13 three-point goals in today's game. Clemson had
made just 25-107 in the first seven league games entering the game, a
.234, percentage, worst in the ACC.


*Chris Hobbs, a native of Chapel Hill, NC, is the first Clemson
player to experience three wins over North Carolina in his career
since Bobby Conrad played in three wins over the Tar Heels from
1976-77 through 1979-80. Hobbs led the Tigers in rebounding today
with eight.


*Vernon Hamilton made 1-1 on three-point shots. His jumper with
11:58 left gave Clemson a 60-52 lead. He had made just 1 of his last
15 three-point attempts prior to that shot.


*Shawan Robinson led Clemson in scoring for the third straight game
with a career high 24 points. It is the first time all year the same
player has led Clemson in scoring in three straight games. It was
the third straight game he started for the Tigers. He scored 15
against Maryland, 21 at Georgia Tech and 24 today for 60 points in
his last three games.


*Robinson had a career high five made three-point goals in six
attempts today. It was the most three point goals in a game by a
Clemson player since Tony Stockman made 8-12 at the Smith Center
against North Carolina on Feb. 27, 2002. Robinson's 5-6 and .833
percentage was the best three-point shooting game by a Clemson player
since Edward Scott made 5-6 against Florida State on Feb. 23, 2003.


*Clemson's 55.6 percentage overall (25-45), was the best by Clemson
in an ACC game since the 2001-02 season when the Tigers hit .558 vs.
Wake Forest in the 118-115 double overtime victory at Littlejohn
Coliseum.


*Clemson is now 6-0 this year when it shoots at least 50 percent from
the field.


*Clemson had five double figure scorers in today's game, the sixth
time Clemson has done that this year, but the first time in an ACC
game since Feb. 23, 2002 when the Tigers had five double digit
scorers in a win over Florida State at Littlejohn Coliseum.


*Clemson has shot over 50 percent from the field just three times in
its last 25 games against an ACC team. Two of the three games have
been against North Carolina in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson made
.549 percentage against the Tar Heels last year, and made .554 in a
win over Virginia last season.

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