But this situation was anything but normal.
Shyatt's Clemson Tigers, 1-10 in the ACC, were about to hand top-ranked North Carolina its first conference loss of the season.
With his team ahead 74-65 with 5 seconds remaining, Shyatt called a timeout. He wanted to let his young team, abused by fans and media alike for its eight straight losses this season, get some extra enjoyment out of a job well done.
Players laughed and hugged before Will Solomon scored the games final point from the foul line to give Clemson a 75-65 victory at Littlejohn Coliseum.
"That (timeout) would never be a slap in anybody's face, but to be perfectly honest, the only people at that point besides my family who I cared about was our guys," Shyatt said. "They haven't had a whole lot of pleasurable moments -- even when I've told them how well they've played -- so why not enjoy it?"
That decision by Shyatt was just one of many his players responded well to against UNC.
Clemson's coach used a triangle-and-two defense to help his team slow down North Carolina's versatile offense. The move allowed the Tigers to keep a close eye on Joseph Forte and UNC's other shooters, but it also gave them the flexibility to collapse in the post.
The Tar Heels (21-3, 11-1 in the ACC) were uncomfortable all afternoon, shooting 38.5 percent from the field. Forte was 6-for-19 for 16 points and failed to reach the 20-point plateau for the first time in eight games.
"It kept you off-balance a little bit, and I don't think we did a good job of recognizing the changes at certain times and where the shots were supposed to come from," UNC coach Matt Doherty said. "It's frustrating sometimes to play against that."