News 12 @ 11 Jan 6, 2007
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- What a way for Number 1 North Carolina to
start the Atlantic Coast Conference season.
Wayne Ellington's 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in overtime
lifted the top-ranked Tar Heels to a 90-88 victory over 19th-ranked
Ellington finished with a career-high 36 points, none more
dramatic than his pullup jumper from the left side of the key with
the clock winding down.
The Tar Heels leaped from the bench as Ellington backed up
pumping his fist in celebration.
Only moments earlier, Clemson freshman Demontez Stitt had hit
two foul shots with 13.9 seconds to put the Tigers ahead, 88-87.
The Tar Heels stay undefeated at 15-and-oh while the Tigers fall
to 12-and-2 on the season.
Clemson was led by K.C. Rivers' 24 points.
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