Heels Have Clemson’s Number - 53, To Be Precise

On Sunday night, Clemson was up on North Carolina by 11 with 3 minutes left - only to see the lead disappear and finally fall to the Tar Heels in double OT. And with the loss, the Tigers also lost an opportunity to end some futility.

North Carolina Clemson 53-game winning streak

The 103-93 defeat was the 53rd straight road loss for the Tigers against UNC, giving the Heels the new record of longest home-winning streak against one opponent. In fact, Clemson has never won in Chapel Hill.

Carolina’s streak breaks the old mark of 52 home wins set by Princeton over Brown (alma mater of a certain ESPN employee), which lasted until the Bears ended their misery against the Tigers in 2003.

But no need to feel too bad about the boys in orange, as they have a dominant streak of their own in the books. The football Tigers once had a 29-game winning streak - both home & away - against Virginia. So, they can take it as good as they dish it out.