Jan 20, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams reacts on the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second half at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers won 76-61. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Basketball: Will the Tar Heels streak against Clemson end?


One of the most unique, bizarre, and interesting streaks in college basketball is the home winning streak that the North Carolina Tar Heels have over the Clemson Tigers.

Since the first game Clemson played in Chapel Hill in 1926, they have yet to win a single game on the Tar Heels home court. A record that currently stands at 0-56. It’s very rare in sports that you can say someone has gone 0-and-forever, but in the case you can.

Clemson would love nothing more than to end the streak get their first win against UNC on the road. Unfortunately for the Tar Heels this Sunday, there is a good chance the Tar Heels’ streak ends and Clemson goes 1-56. But maybe this is enough to finally motivate North Carolina and get them to play physical and mentally tough basketball.

North Carolina is heading down what could be the worst season in program history under the direction of Roy Williams. On the other hand, Clemson is having the best season in sometime that the program has seen in recent history.

Brad Brownell has turned Clemson’s program completely around and has found winning ways to begin rebuilding a broken program. The Tigers are 13-5 and 4-2 in the ACC, while North Carolina sits a dismal 11-7 and 1-4 in the ACC. If there was ever a greater chance that Clemson could end the losing streak at UNC, this Sunday is it.

Tags: Basketball Clemson Tigers North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Benchwarmer

    The streak will end unless Roy puts his 5 best players on the floor like last year and play them the major minutes. We need to score regardless of who starts where. A lineup of Johnson, Meeks, Macado, McDonald and Paige would allow the possibility of scoring 20 or more from any postion.

  • Michael Lickteig

    As a Kansas fan, I hated to see Roy Williams leave to return to North Carolina. I hate seeing Coach Williams’ team struggling so much this season, and I hope he can turn things around.

  • Oliver Williams

    I hope Roy shows the Team the Defense that Duke made on Fla. St and Miami. Maybe they can Learn something~~

  • disqus_BCLjbPIwp5

    Yeaaahh, Great call- NC is up like 30