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John Newman had 17 points in Clemson's win over North Carolina
John Newman had 17 points in Clemson's win over North Carolina

UNC's Roy Williams says loss to Clemson was his fault


by - Staff Writer -

CHAPEL HILL, NC – After Clemson’s 79-76 comeback victory over North Carolina in overtime in the Dean Dome Saturday evening, Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams was filled with regret.

North Carolina was up by 10 with 1:55 to play before Clemson came storming back to tie the game on an Aamir Simms three to tie the game at 70-70 with three seconds remaining.

Williams said not fouling Simms is a decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

"I have had some great moments as a coach and right now this is my lowest one. Losing this game was my fault. I told them if I die tomorrow or 20 years from now that will be the biggest regret I have in 32 years as a coach," Williams said. "These kids really need a win and their coach let them down today."

Clemson used a 12-2 run at the end of regulation to force overtime and the Tigers continued that momentum in the extra period to claim the program’s first-ever win in Chapel Hill in 60 tries. It all added up to a 79-76 victory for the Tigers over UNC.

Clemson improves to 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the ACC while UNC falls to 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the league.

Clemson was 12-of-31 from 3-point range while UNC was just 6-of-26. UNC shot 42.4 percent from the field (23.1 3FG%) to Clemson’s 43.3 percent mark. The Tigers made eight of their final 10 field goal attempts.

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