Tar Heels Rout Clemson 94-70
Wayne Ellington had another big game against Clemson, and No. 5 North Carolina added another year of misery to the 10th-ranked Tigers’ streak of futility in Chapel Hill.
Ellington had 25 points to help the Tar Heels beat the Tigers 94-70 on Wednesday night, keeping North Carolina perfect in 54 home games against Clemson.
Tyler Hansbrough added 20 points for the Tar Heels (17-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), whose 54-0 run against the Tigers here is an NCAA record for the longest home winning streak against one opponent. North Carolina took control late in the first half and used a 24-4 run spanning the break to build an 18-point lead early in the second half.
Clemson (16-2, 2-2) never got closer than 13 the rest of the way and trailed by as many as 27 points. It was the Tigers’ second consecutive defeat after a 16-0 start, following Saturday’s home loss to Wake Forest that propelled the Demon Deacons to the No. 1 ranking this week.
Miami Powers Past Florida State, 75-69
Jack McClinton scored a season-high 28 points Wednesday, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the Miami Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak in its rivalry with Florida State, 75-69.
Lance Hurdle had a season-high 16 points for the Hurricanes, who overcame a 12-point first-half deficit. Miami used a 22-9 run over the last 7:06 of the first half — including seven McClinton points — to take the 30-29 lead into the break.
Florida State (15-4, 2-2) was led by Toney Douglas, who matched a season-high with 30 points. The Seminoles shot only 39 percent, while the Hurricanes shot 49 percent — including 61.9 percent in the second half.