North Carolina v. Maryland Preview


Tonight the North Carolina Tar Heels look to continue their hot streak as they travel north to play the Maryland Terrapins.

Jan 19, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson (11) with the ball as Maryland Terrapins center Alex Len (25) and guard Nick Faust (5) defend in the second half. The Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins 62-52 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina is a solid lock for a mid-to-low seed in the NCAA Tournament, but Maryland still sits on the bubble and a win tonight is ever so important to them. So expect the Terrapins to come out strong and look to upset the Tar Heels. However, losing two of their last five games doesn’t help their resume either.

North Carolina has been on a role since introducing this small four guard lineup. They most recently blew Florida State out of the water by nearly twenty points and successful defeated rivals North Carolina State.

North Carolina is favored to win tonight’s game. They have the line by 1.0 and the over and under is 145.5.

Tar Heel fans can continue to expect a lot of production from PJ Hairston and Reggie Bullock. The UNC defense will be the key to their victory tonight. We all know it’s a weakness in Chapel Hill this season, but tonight they need it more than ever with Maryland looking to get into the tournament.

Be sure to catch tonight’s game at 7 p.m. (EST) on ESPN or Watch ESPN/ESPN3.