UNC-Md: Game Notes

UNC-Md: Game Notes

GREENSBORO – So much for having no size, a major disadvantage in experience, and for a 40-point loss three weeks ago.

North Carolina avenged a series of brutal beatings by Maryland and knocked off the second-seeded Terrapins, 84-72, before a loud crowd of 23,745 in the quarterfinals of the 50th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Here is a look at UNC's 17th victory in 31 games.

***With the win, Carolina improved to 108-52 all-time against the Terrapins.

***UNC ended a four-game losing streak to the Terps in which the average margin of victory was 25.

**UNC is now 12-3 against the Terps in the ACC tournament. The last time Maryland beat the Heels in the ACC tourney was in 1986.

***UNC has now played in 108 ACC tournament games. Duke is second in the league with 105.

***The win improves Carolina's record in Greensboro to 100-24.

***UNC is 31-10 all-time in ACC tourney games played in Greensboro.

***This was the lowest seed ever for a UNC team that won a game in the ACC tournament. The previous low was a fifth seed in 1964 when Carolina beat South Carolina.

***UNC now has eight consecutive wins against Maryland in ACC tourney play.

***Melvin Scott entered tonight's game averaging 17.4 minutes per game and doubled it with 35.

***The 52-point turnaround was the largest ever for UNC in a single season. Biggest turnaround in one season for UNC in terms of losing a game 8-62 at Wake, won by 18 at home 44-point swing in 93

***The Heels have won eight tournament titles in Greensboro: 1967, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1997 and 1998.

***The Tar Heels have won 15 ACC tournament titles.

***The Heels have played in 23 of the 49 title games.

***Carolina has an all-time record of 74-33 at the ACC tournament.

***The Tar Heels have been bounced from the ACC tournament in three of the last four seasons.

***UNC has now gone five seasons without winning the conference tournament title.


Senior writer Andrew Jones is in his seventh year with Inside Carolina. He also covers the ACC for the Wilmington Star-News/Morning Star and can be reached via e-mail at: AndrewJones@AM630.net.

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