It’s only January, but North Carolina and Clemson already are playing like it’s March.
The 14th-ranked Tar Heels battled to a 89-86 overtime win over the Tigers on Tuesday night in a tightly contested ACC showdown. But North Carolina’s win wasn’t without controversy, as Clemson’s Brad Brownell apparently had a bone to pick with UNC’s Roy Williams as the two shook hands.
Brownell wagged his finger in Williams’ face, as both coaches got pretty animated while exchanging words.
Williams declined to elaborate on the incident after the game.
“That was just something between me and Brad,” Williams said, via ESPN.com. “I’ll take care of it.”
Brownell also didn’t go into detail; according to multiple reports, though, the Clemson coach was irked by the actions of UNC forward Kennedy Meeks.
The 13-3 Tar Heels and 11-3 Tigers won’t meet again during the regular season, but there’s a chance they meet again in the ACC Tournament.