CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Marcus Paige scored 25 points to help North Carolina beat Maryland 75-63 on Tuesday night, extending its winning streak to a season-best four games.
Brice Johnson added 19 points on 8-for-8 shooting off the bench for the Tar Heels (15-7, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped to a 16-point lead in the game's opening minutes and led the entire way. North Carolina shot 49 percent, scored 19 points off turnovers and controlled the boards to beat the Terrapins (13-10, 5-5) for the 14th time in 18 meetings.
North Carolina certainly needed this one to keep its momentum. The Tar Heels' win against North Carolina State on Saturday evened their league record after an 0-3 start, and UNC heads to Notre Dame on Saturday before returning home to host No. 11 Duke in the latest installment of the fierce rivalry.
Dez Wells scored 18 points to lead the Terrapins.
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