News 12 @ 11 Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Clemson still hasn't beaten North
Carolina in Chapel Hill, but the Tigers may find this defeat the
hardest one to swallow.
Tyler Hansbrough scored 13 of his 39 points in the first and
second overtimes to help the third-ranked Tar Heels rally from a
15-point deficit and beat Clemson 103-93.
Wayne Ellington added 28 points for the Tar Heels, who needed a
frantic comeback to keep alive their perfect record in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina has won all 53 meetings, setting an NCAA record for
the longest home winning streak against one opponent.
Cliff Hammonds scored 31 points to lead the Tigers, who had the
end of that streak in their sights before the Tar Heels ran off a
14-3 run to force the extra periods.
Hansbrough was a point shy of matching his career-high.
Ellington, who scored 36 points and hit a last-second 3-pointer to
beat Clemson in January, scored on a drive in the final minute of
the second overtime to seal it.
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