The Tigers are not scheduled to play UNC again this season, meaning the only time these teams would meet again is if the bracket breaks that way in the ACC tournament. "It's been a long time since I had someone play 41 minutes". Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 17.1 points per contest and is shooting 48.3 percent from the field.
UNC has struggled when the junior guard either isn't in the lineup or not at his best, as was the case last Saturday when he battled both a flu bug and his jump shot in a stunning upset loss at Georgia Tech. Berry finished with 31, a career-high for him. After the final buzzer, Tigers Coach Brad Brownell seemed to be agitated by something that happened on the court, getting in Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams's face in the handshake line after the game.
Berry II had a chance to win the game for the Tar Heels in regulation, but couldn't finish on a layup attempt.
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He was involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles on December 10 and died on Christmas Day - a week after Gabor's death. Gabor died at 99 after suffering a heart attack at her home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, on December 18. "She left peacefully.
Clemson: The Tigers showed patience and poise when dealing with North Carolina. Clemson hit six 3-pointers in the first half after averaging seven makes a game this season. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry about that Brad", Williams appears to say.
What's a Clemson basketball halftime without an appearance by Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney? Williams was apologizing to Brownell. "Just wanted to wish everyone Happy New Year", Swinney told the crowd.
North Carolina returns home on Saturday for its ACC home opener against North Carolina State.