North Carolina 75, Maryland 63
February 4, 2014
- • Tar Heels are now 15-7 overall, 5-4 in the ACC and 11-3 at home this season.
- • Carolina leads the series with Maryland, 122-57, including wins in 14 of the last 18 matchups. The Tar Heels are 58-17 against Maryland in Chapel Hill, including 19-8 in the Smith Center.
- • Roy Williams is now 14-5 vs. Maryland while at UNC and 14-7 vs. the Terps overall.
- • The Tar Heels have won four games in a row for the first time this season and are above .500 in the ACC for the first time this year.
- • Carolina did not allow an offensive rebound in the second half. Maryland grabbed eight offensive boards in the first half that led to seven second-chance points, but finished the game with those same figures. UNC had five second-half offensive rebounds that led to eight points.
- • Carolina shot 55.0 percent from the floor in the second half, the fourth time in the last six games that the Tar Heels topped 50 percent in the second half.
- • Marcus Paige led all scorers with 25 points. It was the ninth time in 22 games this year that he led UNC in scoring, was his seventh career 20-point game (all this year), third game with at least 25 points, most points since he had 32 vs. Louisville and the most points he has scored in an ACC game in his career.
- • Paige scored seven points in the first half and 18 in the second (he came into the game averaging 6.3 in the first and 10.4 in the second).
- • Paige made four three-pointers, his highest output from behind the arc since he made five against Texas on December 18th.
- • Paige made a three-pointer and free throw with 9:03 to play in the second half. That was the first four-point play by a Tar Heel since Ty Lawson against Iona in 2007.
- • Brice Johnson scored 19 points on 8 for 8 shooting from the floor. It was his highest scoring game since he had 24 against Richmond on November 23rd. It was also his top scoring game in ACC play in his career (previous was 12 against Wake Forest in the league opener this year).
- • Johnson has scored in double figures in consecutive ACC games for the first time in his career (also 10 against NC State).
- • J.P. Tokoto played a career-high 38 minutes. He scored one field goal and three points, but added nine rebounds, four steals and tied his career-high with six assists.
- • James Michael McAdoo scored 12 points, the 15thstraight game he has scored in double figures.
- • The win was the 297that Carolina for head coach Roy Williams.