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Hairston leads UNC over Maryland, 79-68

Posted March 6, 2013

FINAL: UNC 79, Maryland 68: North Carolina easily defeats Maryland, 79-68, behind PJ Hairston's 22 points.

7:00 second half: UNC 61, Maryland 58: PJ Hairston and Reggie Bullock have combined for 38 points as the Tar Heels are keeping a steady lead over the Terrapins in the second half.

11:30 second half: UNC 51, Maryland 37: After going down with what appeared to be a groin injury, PJ Hairston is back with a vengeance. Hairston has 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals and an assist. The Heels are continuing to expand their lead over the Terrapins in the second.

15:21 second half: UNC 44, Maryland 31: North Carolina is increasing their lead over Maryland in the second thanks to two-threes and 15 points from PJ Hairston. 

Halftime: UNC 34, Maryland 27: A 10-0 run at the end of the first half gave North Carolina a seven point lead over Maryland at the break. PJ Hairston is leading the team with 10 points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal. Three Maryland starters are tied up at six points a piece, with Nick Faust adding nine off the bench.

10:30 first half: UNC 18, Maryland 14: North Carolina jumped out to an early lead but Maryland is battling back, the Terrapins trail the Heels 18-14 midway through the first half.

14:30 first: UNC 12, Maryland 6: North Carolina isn't playing scared despite the threat of inclement weather and a push by Maryland to get fans into the Comcast Center. The Heels were hot out of the gate firing over 70% from the field and 50% from the three-point line. 


The North Carolina Tar Heels hope to continue their recent trend of success as they journey to the Comcast Center in College Park to square off with the Maryland Terrapins.

Roy Williams's Tar Heels notched their fifth win in a row on Sunday as they trounced Florida State, 79-58, in Chapel Hill behind 21 points from James Michael McAdoo. The recent flurry of victories has helped UNC rise to third in the ACC standings with an 11-5 league record. The Tar Heels are a very dynamic team offensively as they rank 14th in the nation in points per game (77.8), second in assists (17.8) and are second in the ACC with 214 made 3- pointers.

The Terrapins won for the second time in three outings on Saturday as they defeated Wake Forest, 67-57, on the road to collect their 20th win of the season and rise to 8-8 in the ACC race. Dez Wells pumped in 23 points while Alex Len grabbed 10 rebounds in the decision. Mark Turgeon, who use to be an assistant coach for Williams at Kansas from 1988-1992, has implemented a stress on rebounding which has helped Maryland collect 41.3 boards per tilt, which is the third most among Division I programs.

Maryland trails the all-time series 119-57, which dates back to 1924. North Carolina has a 46-37 advantage in College Park, although Maryland has won six of nine at the Comcast Center. The Tar Heels have won five straight overall in the series. Maryland's last win came on Feb. 7, 2010. UNC defeated Maryland, 62-52, in Chapel Hill on Jan. 19.

In addition to McAdoo's excellence against FSU, Reggie Bullock chimed in with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. UNC shot 55.4 percent from the floor and opened the game up early on with a 20-3 first half run. P.J. Hairston continued to impress was well as he went 6-of-11 from the field to net 16 points. Freshman point guard Marcus Paige seems to have settled into his role of floor general as he dealt out nine assists to give him a total of 21 over the span of his past three games. McAdoo, Bullock and Hairston account for 54.3 percent of UNC's offense.

Maryland displayed toughness on the defensive end in their win over Wake Forest, holding the Demon Deacons to 32.7 percent shooting from the field and forcing them into 18 turnovers. The Terps held a 37-29 edge in the rebounding battle and connected on 47.5 percent of their field-goal tries as Nick Faust and Logan Aronhalt contributed nine points apiece in the win. Wells and Len are tied for the team's scoring lead with 12 ppg each and Lens also registers 8.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per tilt. A win over UNC would be very helpful for the Terps, who are thought to be on the fringe of earning an at-large bid to the upcoming Big Dance.

This is most likely going to be a very closely contest between two programs looking to bolster their resumes before the regular season concludes. The Terps were able to knock off some tough competitors such as NC State and Duke in their own arena already this season, so there is no reason to think they are not capable of repeating that success against UNC.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Maryland 68, North Carolina 65

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  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Mar 7, 10:43 a.m.

    Where are all the people who earlier in the day were saying how Carolina was going to lose at... View More

    — Posted by daren9

    They're hiding AND scared:)

  • BeastOfTheHill Mar 7, 10:22 a.m.

    this thread has 90 some posts, I clicked on the headline for the state game last night, State Rolls past WF, and I only see 18 posts. Hummmm, wonder why such a difference?

  • FatherofFour Mar 6, 10:24 p.m.

    MD wins this one.

    — Posted by Deacons

    ...nice call Bonehead

    — Posted by 321oohaw

    Deacons is a fake WF fan! His/her allegiance lies with State!

    — Posted by Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer

    This has to be a tough game for him then. He won't be able to show his "true" colors.

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Mar 6, 10:09 p.m.

    MD wins this one.

    — Posted by Deacons

    ...nice call Bonehead

    — Posted by 321oohaw

    Deacons is a fake WF fan! His/her allegiance lies with State!

  • FatherofFour Mar 6, 10:04 p.m.

    Good, solid win by the Heels. At least one NC team got a win at Maryland this year. That said,... View More

    — Posted by FatherofFour

    Thanks, Tim. I had to take a break from basketball for a few - that Maryland game wiped me out!... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    I know how you feel Gunny. I didn't think it was really that close in the 2nd half, unlike most of State's games this season. Being a Pack fan will truly wipe you out. :) Congrats again, and good luck on Saturday. Hopefully, neither of our teams will be playing next Thursday.

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Mar 6, 9:58 p.m.

    Good, solid win by the Heels. At least one NC team got a win at Maryland this year. That said,... View More

    — Posted by FatherofFour

    Thanks, Tim. I had to take a break from basketball for a few - that Maryland game wiped me out! It was a great game.

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Mar 6, 9:55 p.m.

    This win is HUGE. What a road win. They looked sharp most of the night, other than a few... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    I'm not sure who it was that called Duke's win Against VATech a solid win, which it wasn't, it... View More

    — Posted by jrt0856

    I don't know who called that a "solid" win either, but Heels, yeah, tonight was! I'm really impressed with their play - on the road - in a hostile environment.

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Mar 6, 9:54 p.m.

    So glad we got a win in Maryland's house on senior night. This could have easily been an ugly... View More

    — Posted by mxteam44

    I'll be smiling straight till Saturday, that's for sure!

  • BeastOfTheHill Mar 6, 9:48 p.m.

    And the Rest of the Heels too!

  • FatherofFour Mar 6, 9:35 p.m.

    Good, solid win by the Heels. At least one NC team got a win at Maryland this year. That said, yall come on over the Pack thread now. I am getting lonely over there. :)

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