1. Clemson's first unit should be able to hang with the Tar Heels if it is careful with the ball, which it has been this season. The Tigers lead the ACC in turnover margin and are second to Virginia in turnovers per game. Guards Andre Young and Tanner Smith are 1-2 on the list of active ACC players in steals. This game will be won or lost from the bench, where UNC has the luxury of using P.J. Hairston and James Michael McAdoo, and losing very little from a scoring standpoint. Clemson needs big games from reserves Rod Hall, T.J. Sapp and Catalin Baciu to stay in the game. North Carolina will win running away if Clemson finds itself in foul trouble.
2. Clemson has not ever won in Chapel Hill. Not once. In 55 tries, the Tar Heels have left the floor victorious, the longest home winning streak versus a single opponent in NCAA history. Out of the last 25 meetings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has won 23 of them by double digits. The No. 8 team in the nation doesn't seem like the UNC squad to let the streak snap at its behalf.