The Clemson Tigers held a ten point lead at the start of the second half of Saturday’s ACC semi-final against UNC-Chapel Hill. It was then that StateFansNation tweeted the following:
Poor Clemson. They actually know what is getting ready to happen to them. It’s happened dozens of times in the past.
Like clockwork, it began (again).
It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know what was coming; only someone with an IQ above 75 who had ever watched a few ACC Basketball games (and aren’t biased towards the North Carolina Tar Heels).
Before you could blink, three of Clemson’s star players had been whistled for three fouls each. With 13:44 to go in the game – just 6 minutes and 16 seconds into the second half – the Tigers had been whistled for seven fouls and the Tar Heels were shooting one-and-ones. (Compare this to multiple games – including Carolina’s hosting of Clemson and the Tar Heels visit to the RBC Center – where the mighty Tar Heels managed to play more than 19 minutes of the second half without getting close to being called for the most minimal of seven team fouls.)
Not that any of that would be a surprise –North Carolina shot 48 MORE FREE THROWS than Clemson in the three games the teams played against each other this season. We all knew.
Who really f*ing cares anymore?
Want to know why a large majority of longtime ACC fans don’t give a shit anymore? Just look at today’s rematch for the ACC Championship between…who would’ve guessed it…Duke and Carolina. Since 1997, only Maryland and the belligerent Gary Williams have been able to crack the strong hold that the color blue and the vertical black and white stripes of officials have had on the conference tournament.
It is at this point where strongly encourage you to read this conversation for a lot more on the topic of the broken ACC.