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Maryland basketball vs. North Carolina: Previewing the game
Any and all improvements the Maryland men's basketball team thinks it has made over the past three games will be tested on the road against North Carolina on Tuesday night.
Roy Williams says he'll still think of Maryland as an ACC school after Terps leave
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he "hates to see" Maryland departing the Atlantic Coast Conference. The teams have played 178 times since 1924, but with the Terps headed to the Big Ten after this season, Tuesday night's game at the Smith Center will be the final regular season ACC game in the series.
Why Intensity Is the Tar Heels' Biggest X-Factor in 2013-14
There were many discussions in the offseason regarding which player would be the Tar Heels' "X-factor" in 2013-14. From James Michael McAdoo to Joel James, just about every Tar Heel's name was tossed into the debate. But as UNC powered through their most recent three ACC games in dominant fashion, we learned that the secret to the Tar Heels' success has simply been their intensity level.
North Carolina, Maryland battle for wins
The North Carolina Tar Heels have won three consecutive games, and will try for a fourth in a row that would be the team's longest win streak of the season, as they battle the Maryland Terrapins in ACC play at the Dean Smith Center. Maryland has won two in a row and will seek for a third straight against the Tar Heels. The Terrapins made a statement Saturday by defeating Virginia Tech.
Video: Leslie McDonald's Artistic Side
North Carolina senior guard Leslie McDonald's talents extend beyond the basketball court. In this video, he discusses his artistic talents and shows off some of his drawings, abstract art, digital renderings, portraits, and tells of the inspirations behind his off-the-court passion.
Roy’s Remarks – “Flip the Script”
Carolina isn’t all the way to where it wants to be. Roy said they’re “really close.” How close is that? Can this upward trend continue? Will the aggressive brand of basketball be here to stay? Will James Michael McAdoo continue to be a dominant force on the hardwood? Is Leslie McDonald’s return to form substantial or a mirage? There are so many questions to answer.
Tar Heels Host Terps One Last Time
North Carolina (14-7, 4-4 ACC) hosts Maryland (13-9, 5-4) on Tuesday night, looking to post its longest winning streak of the season if it can win its fourth game in a row. The Tar Heels and Terrapins will tip off at 8:05 p.m.The syndicated ACC Network of stations will televise the game regionally with Tim Brant (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst) on the call.
Curtain falling on UNC-Maryland series
Long before it became called the Dean Dome or Smith Center, it was referred to around the North Carolina campus as the acronym for Student Activities Center when the building first opened in 1986. I was there when the Terrapins played their first game in the SAC. And I’ll be there for their last game as a member of the ACC.
Bob Haynie: Maryland Says Goodbye To Chapel Hill
Of course, there have been other heated battles in the years since. Maybe Mark Turgeon’s Terps can add another chapter to the legacy on Tuesday night. We’ll see. Goodbye North Carolina. I’ve always hated you but, I’m sure going to miss you.
UNC is riding a three-game winning streak, the third longest active streak in the ACC behind Syracuse and Virginia, and will take their momentum and push it into the center of the table when they host the Maryland Terrapins. This will be the last time the Terps make the trip down I-95 to Chapel Hill as a member of the ACC. Maryland is looking to extend their own winning streak to three games.
Kendall Marshall's journey: From no time to Showtime
Kendall Marshall is putting up nutty numbers in Los Angeles. His 9.6 assists per game are second in the NBA to only Chris Paul. Outdated scouting reports say he's not a shooter, but he's making 45.5 percent of his three-pointers. Marshall is averaging 39 minutes per game as a Lakers starter, but that doesn't even begin to describe how much they've depended on him to run the show.
ACC Basketball Previews, Feb. 4
Maryland at North Carolina: Neither of these teams can get to the line or keep opponents off of it. Both rely pretty heavily on getting offensive rebounds. Neither team shoots well (or, at least, reliably) and both can get a tad derpy on offense. UNC thrives on the two-point bucket, and if Maryland can’t defend the rim, it will be a long night for the Terps. Prediction: North Carolina, 71-63
Preview: UNC vs Maryland
For the last time, at least in the regular season and certainly the last time in Chapel Hill, UNC will face Maryland in an ACC game. There is a good bet this is the last time these two teams ever play unless something flaky happens with the ACC-Big Ten Challenge match-ups. Roy Williams will face one of his former assistants, one that he owns a 6-0 record against since Mark Turgeon arrived in College Park. Prediction: UNC 81 Maryland 71
Lucas: Words Of Wisdom Hit Home
On January 21, with Carolina sitting 1-4 in the ACC, Jawad Williams wrote a story for the CAROLINA digital magazine that he hoped would illuminate some of the issues he saw with the current Tar Heels. That story found a receptive audience and was one of the most-clicked articles on the site last week. Some of those clicks, however, were coming from a somewhat unexpected source: the current Tar Heels.
UNC vs. Maryland Preview
North Carolina hosts Maryland on Tuesday (8:00 p.m., ACC Network) looking to climb to its first winning ACC record of the season. The Terrapins travel to Chapel Hill for the final conference game between the two storied programs, as Maryland is bolting to the Big Ten following this season. Maryland enters the game at 13-9 (5-4 ACC).