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UNC-Maryland Postgame Notes

North Carolina made 9 of 13 shots from three-point range, tying the sixth-highest percentage (.692) in a game in school history with at least 10 three-point attempts. Tonight marked the first time UNC and Maryland played when both teams were ranked in the Top 10 since No. 9 UNC beat No. 6 Maryland, 86-83, in College Park, Md., on Jan. 10, 2001. (GoHeels.com)

Three takeaways from Tar Heels' fantastic 89-81 W over Maryland

All we want from early season college hoops is entertainment. And on Tuesday night, the Terps and Tar Heels turned in a terrific tilt to that end. No. 9 UNC won 89-81 thanks to some outrageous offense and the return of starting star point guard/team MVP Marcus Paige, who went for 20 points and five assists, plus just one turnover. (CBS Sports)

Marcus Paige leads Tar Heels to win over Maryland

Marcus Paige missed the first six games of North Carolina's season, recovering from a broken bone in his hand. In his absence, Joel Berry assumed more than just his postgame interview spot. Berry averaged 11.5 points and 3.7 assists while running the offense. The two teamed up to harass Maryland into 22 turnovers, which led to 21 UNC points. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Post-Maryland Quotes

Roy Williams: "I think [the team] did get energy from Marcus [Paige]. I think they got a great deal of energy from our crowd. We haven’t had the best crowd so far this year, but they were sensational tonight. I think they were a big part of the win. I think that the way we played on the road, we wanted to come home back and play great here. That was important to us." (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tar Heels Drop #2 Maryland in Paige's Return - Highlights

Marcus Paige scored 20 points in his season debut to lead the Tar Heels to an 89-81 victory over #2 Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on December 1, 2015. View Video...

Marcus Paige puts on a show in UNC's entertaining win against Maryland

Leading a fastbreak, Brice Johnson looked ahead and spotted a teammate pointing at the rim. Yes, that was 6-2 guard Marcus Paige, with one completely healthy hand, calling for an alley-oop. The UNC team that took the floor Tuesday during an 89-81 win against No. 2 Maryland looked much different than the team that labored through a 5-1 start without Paige. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Maryland Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 89-81 win over Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on December 1, 2015. View Video...

Paige's return lifts No. 9 UNC past No. 2 Maryland 89-81

Marcus Paige scored 20 points in his season debut following a hand injury to help No. 9 North Carolina beat No. 2 Maryland 89-81 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Brice Johnson added 16 points for the Tar Heels (6-1), who shot 53 percent and repeatedly capitalized on Terrapins miscues to hang on in a tough matchup. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Maryland

Before Marcus Paige returned, there was some question as to whether the Tar Heels would gain more offensively, defensively, or just with intangibles. The answer is--yes. All of those. All Paige did was lead the team in scoring, assists, and three-pointers while making multiple plays that won't show up in the stats. Paige is very good, of course, but he just makes everyone better. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige Scores 20 in Season Debut vs. Maryland

Marcus Paige returned for the Tar Heels in a big way, scoring 20 points (7-12 FG, 4-5 from deep) to go along with 5 assists and 2 steals in the win over Maryland on December 1, 2015. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 89, Maryland 81

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 89-81 win over #2 Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Roy Williams Live: Need for Improved Defense

No. 9 North Carolina entered the 2015-16 season with championship aspirations. The team still has plenty of time to live up to those expectations, but, according to Roy Williams, there is still plenty of work to do on the defensive end. (Inside Carolina)

Rivalry revival among subplots as No. 2 Terps gauge progress against No. 9 Tar Heels

It marks the first time Maryland has played on what was once known as Tobacco Road since leaving the ACC for the Big Ten Conference, and the first time the Terps have had as much talent as, if not more than, the Tar Heels since Turgeon came to College Park. (Baltimore Sun)

How Maryland can beat North Carolina

Maryland and North Carolina face off Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, and, according to Pomeroy’s Thrill Score, is expected to be the second best matchup over the next three days — with the Tar Heels enjoying a 75 percent chance at victory over the Terps. (Washington Post)

Maryland's Melo Trimble excited to compete against Marcus Paige, UNC

Terrapins men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon doesn’t know the capacity in which Marcus Paige will make his season debut. He may start. He may come off the bench. All Turgeon knows is North Carolina’s star point guard will play Tuesday against the No. 2 Terps. (Diamondback Online)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC90
at Boston College82
FINAL
Meeks (UNC) 20 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 33 pts;
#12 Louisville68
at #10 FSU73
FINAL
Mathiang (Louisville) 13 pts; Isaac (FSU) 16 pts;
Syracuse66
at #15 Notre Dame84
FINAL
Lydon (Syracuse) 24 pts; Beachem (Notre Dame) 30 pts;
Georgia Tech49
at #16 UVA62
FINAL
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 6 pts; Shayok (UVA) 19 pts;
Miami0
at #18 Duke0
Saturday 8:15 PM
Reed 15.2 ppg, 2.4 apg; Kennard 20.2 ppg, 2.5 apg;
Wake Forest93
at NC State88
FINAL
Collins (Wake Forest) 21 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 15 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(10) Florida State6-118-2
(15) Notre Dame6-117-3
(16) Virginia5-215-3
(12) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
Syracuse3-411-9
(18) Duke2-314-4
Miami2-311-5
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7
Pittsburgh1-512-7
Clemson1-511-7

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