I just witnessed Clemson absolutely take apart North Carolina, 83-64, in an ACC game that ended with a whole bunch of orange, happy people screaming at midcourt in Clemson. Here's my column from that game. And here are 5 numbers the "ABCers" -- the "Anybody But Carolina" brigade -- may enjoy (although they are guaranteed to make Tar Heel fans wince about this best-forgotten game).
19 -- The margin of defeat. It was the worst in Roy Williams' seven-year tenure at UNC, surpassing the 84-66 defeat (18-point margin) from the 2008 Final Four loss to Kansas.
26 -- UNC turnovers in the game, as Clemson's lightning press totally flustered the Tar Heels.
1-5 -- Tar Heels' record outside Chapel Hill this season (they are 11-0 in Chapel Hill).
5 -- Rows into the stands that an errant Marcus Ginyard pass (one of Ginyard's five turnovers) landed.
4-for-22 -- Combined shooting for Ed Davis and Will Graves, who both were 2-for-11 while trying to shoulder the scoring load Wednesday.
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