UNC Basketball: Tar Heels top Clemson Tigers at Carmichael Arena

UNC Basketball comes away with another big win, as Tar Heels top Clemson Tigers at Carmichael Arena

Taylor Koenen scored a game-high 26 points on a terrific 11-for-17 shooting performance, and North Carolina beat Clemson by a final score of 86-72 at Carmichael Arena on Sunday night.

Koenen knocked down 4-of-8 from three-point range, while adding seven rebounds and six assists for the Tar Heels. Junior center Janelle Bailey added 23 points and nine rebounds, and Madinah Muhammad scored 14. Malu Tshitenge and Shayla Bennett both scored nine points, while North Carolina got just five points from its bench.

The Tar Heels shot 50 percent for the game, and hit 8-of-22 shots from beyond the arc. They knocked down 14-of-20 free throw attempts, and won the rebounding battle by 10. They improved to 16-6 on the season, and 7-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The Tigers were led by Kobi Thornton, who scored a team-high 22 points of 9-of-14 shooting from the floor. She struggled from the free throw line, though, where she connected on just four of her 11 attempts. Only one other Clemson player — Kendall Spray — scored in double-figures (15).

Clemson shot 45.3 percent for the game, and 29.4 percent from three-point range. The Tigers shot just 9-for-17 from the charity stripe as a team, and committed 20 fouls in 40 minutes. They fall to 7-15 overall, and 3-8 in conference play.

The Tar Heels will be back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Durham, North Carolina for a matchup with conference rival Duke in a 6 p.m. game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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