Originally created 01/14/02

North Carolina 89, Clemson 85



CLEMSON, S.C. -- Coretta Brown scored 26 points, making six 3-pointers, to lead No. 17 North Carolina past Clemson 89-85 on Sunday.

The Tar Heels (14-3, 4-1 ACC) made 13 3-pointers, one short of the school record set in 1991.

Nikki Teasley and Leah Metcalf each had three 3-pointers for the Tar Heels.

Teasley added 20 points for North Carolina, including two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to seal the victory. Metcalf had 15 points.

Clemson had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Krystal Scott missed a short shot with four seconds to play. Kenya McBee scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for North Carolina.

Chrissy Floyd led Clemson (10-6, 2-3) with 19 points. Marci Glenney added 16 and Lacey Shafer had 15.

Clemson rallied from an early 10-point deficit to grab a 58-53 lead on Floyd's steal and layup with 14:30 left.

Scott gave the Tar Heels the lead for good at 71-69 with a 3-pointer with 8:07 left.