Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 2/28/13

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: J'Covan Brown #50 of the Texas Longhorns dribbles the ball past Dexter Strickland #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Score: North Carolina 68, Clemson 59 Stars: North Carolina: Dexter Strickland 16 Pts, 4 Ast. Clemson: Devin Booker 25 Pts, 11 Reb. Story: A win is a win and it doesn’t matter how you get it. The Heels went into Clemson, South Carolina and pulled off an important victory, improving to 10-5 in the ACC. Clemson continues its rough season, falling to 5-10 in conference play. Senior Dexter Strickland had a rare high-scoring game, matching his season high with 16 points. Devin Booker had a strong showing in the second half, finishing with an impressive 25 points and 11 rebounds.  Carolina had a solid first half offensively and defensively, shooting 46.9% (6-15 from 3) and holding Clemson to only 34.5% shooting. The Tigers are 0-10 this season when trailing at halftime, so UNC leading 38-24 at the half didn’t bode well for Clemson’s chances in the second half. However, Clemson tried to make things interesting, out-rebounding the Heels by a significant margin and getting its stud Devin Booker going after being shut down in the first half. Despite and ugly second half, UNC managed to hold off the Tigers, making this Roy Williams’ ninth straight season with at least 20 wins with the Tar Heels.  Tar Heels now 52-28 on the road in ACC games in 10 years under Roy Williams….that’s a remarkable 65 percent, second-best in ACC history — Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 1, 2013 McAdoo on first trip to Clemson: I wasn’t really impressed, honestly. It was one of the weaker arenas, no disrespect to them — Harold Gutmann (@haroldgut) March 1, 2013 Heels are temporarily alone in 3rd place in the ACC with Virginia’s game vs. Duke tonight pending. — InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 1, 2013 Taking alottt of jumpshots, gotta get something going towards the rim. Good start tho — Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) March 1, 2013 UNC Vs Clemson Game twitter.com/Sterl15Blake/s… — Sterling Ta’Bon (@Sterl15Blake) March 1, 2013
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