Two words (or names if you will) to describe the first half of this North Carolina and Maryland game…Reggie Bullock.
The game got feisty before it even started when the Terrapins walked onto the court as the UNC Student Section chanted loudly “ACC…ACC…” repeatedly.
Then the impressive first half shooting of Reggie Bullock has kept the Tar Heel fans and students loud and proud in the Dean Dome today!
Bullock walked into the locker room for halftime with more points than all of the Maryland players combined, by himself. With twenty-one points and three rebounds, Bullock is on a mission and is looking to make a point.
The win against Florida State definitely gave the Tar Heels a confidence boost and that is very evident today in Chapel Hill
Carolina ended the half with a 42-20 point lead over the Terrapins. North Carolina is well on their way to making a statement that this team may have struggled, but the world has not seen the last of them!
However the second half is a different story. Turnovers and shot selection killed the intensity and momentum that the Tar Heels carried into the locker room for the first half.
Bullock’s offensive disappeared scoring only three more points in the game. He would score a total of twenty-four points with five rebounds for the day.
However James Michael McAdoo showed up in the second half and put up a solid effort in the second half. McAdoo scored nineteen points with eleven rebounds.
Despite some questionable calls by the refs that ignored some traveling on Maryland but immediately called double dribble on NOrth Carolina with hesitation, the Tar Heels managed to stay ahead of the Terrapins.
It was a long second half, but a solid final five minutes of the game including the famous four corners play, helped the Heel take hom the win, 62-52.