Clemson (17-5, 5-3 ACC) @ #5 North Carolina (22-2, 6-2 ACC). Saturday, February 10th, 6:30 PM, Fox Sports Net, XM Radio Channel 190, WCCPFM 104.9 in the upstate (Live feed).
Line: North Carolina -8.5
The more you know: UNC has never lost to Clemson at home, going 52-0.
Right now, the Clemson Basketball team is well into rollercoaster mode as it has already seen it is fair share of extreme highs and lows just… and we’re only midway through the in conference schedule. One thing is certain and that is UNC is an extremely good team. So good in fact that the regular season championship as well as the ACC Tournament championship will probably come down to either Duke or the Tarheels. On the other hand, Clemson has shown flashes of brilliance and hope as well as terrible form and lack of concentration.
The keys to victory will be to do two things they’ve had relative trouble doing all season: make their free throws and not fall prey to the stab and pass offense. All season teams have driven the ball inside only to hit a man wide open on the arch. UNC can shoot the lights out from that range and it’s extremely important for us to not leave them uncovered. Also, for as long as I can remember Clemson Basketball has been known for their poor free throw shooting percentage. That’s one of the key points that Clemson has to address before they can actually expect to consistently beat teams as good as UNC.