#19 Clemson Nearly Upsets #1 North Carolina January 6, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, College Basketball, Sports.
No. 19 Clemson had the best team in the country on their heels the entire night. Heading into overtime, Clemson had their home crowd behind them, as they look poised to upset No. 1 ranked North Carolina. Holding Tyler Hansbrough to just 12 points, the Tigers were leading the Tar Heels 88-87 with just 5.4 seconds left in OT. North Carolina’s Wayne Ellington was the hero of the game however, as he hit a 3-pointer, putting the Tar Heels up for good 90-87.
Clemson played North Carolina as good as any team could possibly play them. Not only was their play impressive, but holding Tyler Hansbrough to just 12 points is an amazing feat in itself. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Wayne Ellington put the Tar Heels on his back. The game winning 3-pointer gave Ellington a career high 36 points.