North Carolina PG Jalek Felton suspended from university

Arnold Nichols
January 31, 2018

No. 20 Clemson built a 16-point halftime edge and then withstood a furious second half rally to score an 82-78 win over No. 19 North Carolina Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. "So it meant a little bit more".

On Tuesday morning, the Tar Heels isued a release announcing the suspension of the freshman guard and, while there are very few details, do know that he is now ineligible to participate in any university related activities. The two Tar Heels combined to shoot 20 of 34 from the field as Johnson poured in 32 points and Berry added 27. Pinson hurt himself early against Clemson when he took a hard foul trying to get a rebound. The junior guard hit the biggest shot of the game, a three-pointer with 1:42 left to give Clemson a 77-74 lead. Sophomore point guard Seventh Woods is dealing with a foot injury but has been practicing.

It was another frustrating night for Roy Williams whose Tar Heels lost to Clemson for the first time in 11 meetings
It was another frustrating night for Roy Williams whose Tar Heels lost to Clemson for the first time in 11 meetings

They were just 2-3 in their first five games that were within five points in the final minutes minutes this season. The Tigers have split their last six games with losses at North Carolina State, North Carolina and Virginia. Donnal had been watching from the sidelines but needed to get off the bench and head to the locker room. And when he and North Carolina began the second half, something was different. Steals: 5 (Berry 2, Maye 2, Johnson). Also, the 47th-ranked offense of the Tar Heels (offensive efficiency of 113.1) will clash against the 45th-ranked defense of the Tigers (defensive efficiency of 96.4). The Tigers are scoring 74.8 points per game, and allowing 65.2 points per game.

Taylor Samuels scored 11 and Sarah Wright 10 for Randolph (4-15, 1-10).


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