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UNC-Clemson Observations

Former Clemson football coach Danny Ford was in Littlejohn Coliseum Saturday, watching the game from the first row. All these years later, Ford remains an icon at Clemson.

Not all the attention at Clemson was focused on the basketball game Saturday. On Monday, Jadeveon Clowney - considered by many to be the top high school football recruit in the country - is scheduled to announce which school he will attend.

Clemson is among the finalists along with South Carolina and Alabama. Word floating around Clemson on Saturday was that Clowney may be leaning again toward South Carolina after the Tigers made a late impression on him.

John Henson's difficulties at the free throw line are well documented so it's ironic that after making a 3-pointer against Clemson he's shooting better from beyond the arc (50 percent) than from the foul line (38 percent). Henson has only attempted two 3-pointers this season, which is probably fine with coach Roy Williams.

Clemson center Jerai Grant may not want to see the Tar Heels again this season. In two games against North Carolina, the Tigers' second-leading scorer has gone 1-for-15 from the field and scored a total of two points. Three early blocked shots by John Henson seemed to stifle Grant's aggressiveness.