The Clemson Curse: Tigers Lose to UNC in Double OT

Brittany TateCorrespondent IFebruary 12, 2008

The curse of perpetual loss in Chapel Hill lives on, but the Clemson Tigers manage to keep their heads up after a double overtime loss this past Sunday to University of North Carolina.  

The Tigers played very well throughout the game and dominated the second half until UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough made the comeback his team needed to tie up the game.  The Tigers lost, 103-93.
 
The recent loss of their starting point guard, Demontez Stitt, to a knee injury has not seemed to slow the Tigers down.  They beat Boston 78-56, and three days later crushed Virginia 82-51.
 
Clemson had 16 three-pointers in their game against Virginia, the most in any ACC game in Clemson’s history.  Needless to say, they had high hopes for a win against North Carolina.  But instead the Tigers left disappointed, having lost all of their last 53 games against UNC at Chapel Hill.
 
Things are looking up for their next game on February 14th against Georgia Tech.

With starters such as Cliff Hammonds (the fifth player in ACC history to have at least 1300 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists, and 200 steals), Trevor Booker (with his record of outstanding rebounds and blocks), and K.C. Rivers (who boasts high three-point percentages), Clemson has a good chance at another win.
 
They can only hope their defense won’t let them down and their unlucky free throws—the worst in the conference—won’t come back to hurt them in the end.

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