From the opening tip on Sunday, the North Carolina women’s basketball made it clear it would not be denied a win in its ACC opener.
Trailing just once early in the game, an unwavering offensive performance by the Tar Heels proved too much for Clemson en route to a dominant 72-56 victory at Carmichael Arena.
While the Tigers (4-10, 0-1 ACC) put together a solid defensive effort, forcing 24 turnovers and recording 17 steals, the Tar Heels consistently found ways to score.
UNC (11-5, 1-0 ACC) saw a zone defense, a scheme that has given the team trouble this season, but the Tar Heels made adjustments and found success against an active Clemson defense.
In the past, redshirt senior Erika Johnson said her team limited itself to passing along the perimeter and failing to penetrate zone defenses. Against the Tigers, the Tar Heels drove and drove often.