North Carolina survived a late push by Maryland Saturday and won 79-76 to advance to the ACC championship game.
Dexter Strickland, James Michael McAdoo, P.J. Hairston and Reggie Bullock all made it into double-digit points for the Heels. Alex Len had a game-high 20 points for Maryland.
North Carolina will face Miami in the conference championship on Sunday. The Hurricanes won both games between the two in the regular season.