CHAPEL HILL, NC - FEBRUARY 18: Tanner Smith #5 of the Clemson Tigers watches as Harrison Barnes #40 of the North Carolina Tar Heels drives to the basket during their game at the Dean Smith Center on February 18, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Clemson has never beaten North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and that streak continued Saturday with a 74-52 loss to the No. 8 Tar Heels.
The Clemson Tigers have never won against North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Entering the teams' Saturday afternoon clash in the Dean Dome, they were 0-55, and they weren't ever all that close to ending that unbelievable streak. The No. 8 Tar Heels cruised, separating themselves in the second half and winning 74-52.
Harrison Barnes was dominant in this one, scoring 24 points on 9-18 shooting with seven rebounds, playing the kind of game that has made NBA scouts drool over him for the last three years. The Heels dominated on the inside, out-rebounding the Tigers 37-23. John Henson, Tyler Zeller and Barnes combined for 22 of those 37 rebounds. Kendall Marshall continued his runaway candidacy for the Bob Cousy award for the nation's best point guard, amassing 13 assists and turning it over three times.
The Tigers needed a big performance from their best player, Milton Jennings, and he came up way short, scoring just nine points to go with five turnovers. He was dominated physically by the Tar Heels' massive front line all night. Point guard Andre Young was the only Tiger in double-digits with 13, but he shot just 5-13 from the field, typifying his team's performance as a whole.