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Clemson vs. North Carolina Post-Game Notes

Clemson vs. North Carolina Post-Game Notes

Feb. 15, 2003

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Clemson vs. North Carolina Post-Game Notes Feb. 15, 2003

*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 season.

*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 today’s game.

*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 career.

*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 high. 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).