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DeCock: UNC Tar Heels’ streak continues

By Luke DeCock - staff columnist
ldecock@newsobserver.com
Luke has worked for The News & Observer since 2000. He covered the Carolina Hurricanes and the NHL before becoming a sports columnist in August 2008. A native of Evanston, Ill., he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
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UNC players, from left, Brice Johnson, James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto, Nate Britt and Joel James celebrate after James Manor hit his second consecutive three-point basket in the final minute to secure the Tar Heels’ 80-61 victory Sunday over Clemson in Chapel Hill.

CHAPEL HILL Death. Taxes. Clemson losing in Chapel Hill.

Even in a season when North Carolina has proven to be one of the most unpredictable teams in the country, it managed to obtain at least one predictable result – an easy 80-61 home win over Clemson on Sunday.

It was the Tar Heels’ 57th straight win over the Tigers in Chapel Hill going back to 1926, the longest such streak in Division I basketball history.

“We were all aware of it. We didn’t talk about it a lot,” North Carolina guard Marcus Paige said. “Now I guess we can talk about it because it gets put off another year. I was happy to not be a part of the streak-ending team.”

Staff writer Luke DeCock

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