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Lucas: Happy Anniversary

There really should be some consideration given to making Feb. 5 a national holiday. It's the anniversary of not one, but two, of the biggest moments in the history of the Dean Smith Center. A look back: Feb. 5, 1992: Bloody Montross; Feb. 5, 1998: Vince Carter off the backboard; (GoHeels.com)

Get to know Eric Hoots

One of Eric Hoots' favorite duties as UNC's director of player relations is taking recruits and their families on golf cart tours and showing them everything on campus from the Undergraduate Library to historic dorms to The Pit. It's fitting that Hoots, a former varsity manager who also now serves as assistant to the athletic director for men's basketball, builds those relationships so early. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

Vince Carter isn't the prolific scorer he was in the early 2000's, but the veteran is still a productive player for the Dallas Mavericks. Carter is averaging 11.4 points per game this year, but every now and then he shows a flashback to his younger days and has a game like he did against Houston last week as he poured in 22 points and added three assists and three rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Marvin Williams is a true professional

This year, Marvin Williams is the stretch-four in the Utah Jazz starting lineup. His work ethic led to coach Tyrone Corbin calling him the consummate professional. “True professional. Been great for us all year long giving us whatever he has. He's a little banged up but he continues to come out there and help us win ball games. He's one of the key guys in the locker room.” (KSL.com)

Brice Johnson has career game against Maryland

“My dad’s always been telling me, ‘Just work on your shot, you have a nice touch — I taught you well,’’’ Brice Johnson said. And if there was ever a time when that touch was in its nicest form and those father-son lessons were translated into their fullest capacity, it was Tuesday — when Johnson shot a perfect 100 percent from the field , knocking down all eight of his field goals en route to a 19-point performance. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marcus Paige comes through for UNC in crunch time

On Tuesday night, after North Carolina's 75-63 win against Maryland, Paige entered the lounge, saw the crush of media standing in his familiar corner and looked concerned. "Oh no," said Paige, assuming by the crowd of reporters that someone else had set up shop in his spot. But quickly he realized that it was for him. Much like his team during a tight second half, the media needed him to do some work. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brice Johnson breaks out in UNC's win over Maryland

During North Carolina’s practice on Monday, sophomore Brice Johnson was everywhere. He was active on defense, communicating and sliding his feet and blocking shots. He boxed out and chased every rebound as if a Final Four was on the line. “He had the best practice of his entire life yesterday,” coach Roy Williams said following the Tar Heels’ 75-63 win against Maryland on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Brice Johnson Post-Maryland Interview

North Carolina forward Brice Johnson talks with Jones Angell about the Tar Heels' win against Maryland in which Johnson scored 19 points. View Video...

Confidence restored in Carolina

North Carolina got the sorely-needed confidence boost after the sluggish start to conference play, capped off with Tuesday’s 75-63 win over Maryland. The Tar Heels now own a four-game winning streak -- their longest of the season -- and are above .500 in league play for the first time. “We’ve definitely hit our stride,” said sophomore guard Marcus Paige. (ESPN.com)

A Half of Runs in UNC's Win Over Maryland

The first half of North Carolina’s 75-63 win over Maryland can be broken down into three distinct phases in which one team outplayed the other. The Tar Heels won the best-of-three format to take a 39-27 lead into halftime. UNC turned in its best start of the ACC season by jumping out to a 19-3 lead with 15:00 left on the clock. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels say sayonara to Terps at Dean Dome with win

Maryland was making its final appearance in the Smith Center as a member of the ACC, and North Carolina provided plenty of parting shots. Marcus Paige scored 16 of his 25 points in the final ten minutes — including the team’s first four-point play in seven years — and and Brice Johnson (19 points) made all eight of his shots as the Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins 75-63 Tuesday night. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Lucas: End Of An Era

I'm just going to go ahead and say this very quietly: I miss Maryland. The Terps came to Chapel Hill Tuesday night for what is likely the last time for a very long time. They left, as they so often have, with a loss, taking a 75-63 defeat that means Carolina ends the series having won 81 percent of the games played in Chapel Hill and 70 percent of the games overall. (GoHeels.com)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 75 Maryland 63

The big takeaway from this game is how UNC responded when they were repeatedly pushed by Maryland. This was a tough, physical game in many ways and every time Maryland drew close, UNC found a way to answer the call. Also of note is UNC controlling the boards in the second half. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams Post-Maryland Quotes

Roy Williams opening statement: "The game was really a lot of fun in the first four or five minutes. After that, it got to be a lot like work. The first four or five minutes were a lot of fun, but then you have to congratulate Maryland because they were playing basketball. They didn’t think the game was over; they kept playing. They got it down to three a couple times in the first half." (Carolina Blue)

UNC-Maryland Postgame Notes

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. Carolina did not allow an offensive rebound in the second half. (GoHeels.com)

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North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
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UNC vs. Fairfield
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