If North Carolina wants to advance in the 2011 ACC Tournament, they will need to pull off a second large comeback. The Tar Heels trail No. 4 seed Clemson, 38-28, in the semifinals at halftime, one day after pulling off a miracle rally to stun No. 9 seed Miami in the quarterfinals.
Demontez Stitt continues to be the catalyst for the Tigers, with 10 points already in the first half. Overall, Clemson is shooting 56 percent from the field and has hit six of its eight three-pointers. North Carolina's defense needs to pick up if it wants to win.
Harrison Barnes has been the only bright spot for the Tar Heels, carrying them with 16 points on 6-9 shooting. After a slow start to the season, Barnes is finally flashing the kind of talent that made him a consensus No. 1 draft pick coming into the season. Unfortunately, the rest of the Tar Heels have just 12 points combined.
Clemson is a No. 12 seed in the latest SBNation.com bracket projection, remaining squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. A win would certainly push the Tigers off it.