Clemson Finally Defeat Williams’ North Carolina

Jonathan Grant | January 12th, 2020

It took a long, long time for them to do it, but the Clemson Tigers have now beaten the North Carolina Tar Heels in a basketball game in Raleigh. The Tar Heels, by coach Roy Williams’ own admission, are the ‘least talented team’ he has coached, as he confessed earlier this week, and they saw that underlined in their 79-76 overtime loss to their ACC foes on Saturday.

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It had been 59 meetings since Clemson won there, dating back to 1926. To make matters worse, they were down ten with two minutes left and managed to come back as Aamir Simms made a three-pointer to force OT. He led them overall with 20 points as well, while the hosts got 27 from Brandon Robinson in the defeat. Williams took fault for it, and he even said he should probably be fired for it, continuing his openness and candor. Gotta love that, at least. Neither team are very good, so unless they win the ACC Tournament, don’t expect to see them in the NCAA Tournament this year…

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