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Carolina Hosts Maryland Sunday In Top-10 Tilt
Release: 01/04/2014
CHAPEL HILL - In the only matchup of two top-10 ranked teams this weekend in Division I women's basketball, two of the premier programs in the sport - No. 10 North Carolina and No. 8 Maryland - will square off Sunday for the final time as fellow members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Tip off from Carmichael Arena is scheduled for 3 p.m., on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app.

This game will be the first Sunday Funday of the season. The first 250 kids will be able to eat for free, enjoy a face painter and airbrush tattoo artist before the game and a post-game autograph session with the team. Halftime of Sunday's game will feature a Shag dancers from clubs all over the state of North Carolina. To purchase your tickets today, click here.

Sunday will be the 75th meeting between the two schools and the only scheduled game of the 2013-14 regular season. Maryland is leaving the ACC for the Big Ten later this summer.

Carolina (12-2) holds a slim 38-36 advantage in the all-time series with the Terrapins, but has been fairly consistent at home with a 21-9 record against Maryland, and 11-2 in the last 13 contests in Chapel Hill.

This heavy weight bout features a pair of teams that rank not only in the top 10 in the Associated Press poll, but also in a variety of statistical categories. Carolina ranks second in the country in steals per game (14.1) and field-goal percentage defense (31.3%). The Tar Heels also check in seventh on the offensive side of the ball in both scoring (88.4 ppg) and scoring margin (+28.2 ppg).

Maryland (12-1) ranks second in the nation in rebound margin (+17.2), third in scoring margin (+30.5), fourth in field-goal percentage (49.6%), sixth in assists (20.6 per game) and eighth in scoring (86.9 ppg).

The Tar Heels enter conference play having won seven games in a row, while Maryland has won 10 straight.

Carolina wraps up its four-game home stand on Thursday against NC State at 6 p.m, on ESPN3.com The Wolfpack own a 13-1 record leading into Sunday's game against No. 20 Syracuse in Raleigh.


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