UNC has bigger things to worry about than the Clemson streak.
Coming into the men's basketball game in Chapel Hill against the Tigers, North Carolina owns one of the stranger streaks in college sports. The team has never lost to Clemson in Chapel Hill, not once since the two schools started playing each other in 1926.
Fun as it may be, the 59-game win streak hasn't been a focus for UNC at all following a second-half collapse against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
"I've said the same thing for 17 years,” head coach Roy Williams said on Friday during his press conference. “...It's a streak that people talk about, and you have nothing to do with it. It's going to end at some time, let's try to put it off another year. I’ve said that for 17 straight years and never varied from it, then I let it go."
In the midst of a disappointing season filled with team-crippling injuries, though, UNC has more to worry about than a streak that amounts to little more than trivia. The game against the Panthers showcased some new looks on offense that worked for a time, until they didn't, and the team wilted against an onslaught of threes from a statistically bad shooting team in Pittsburgh.