No. 5 North Carolina Outlasts Maryland 83-74

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Tyler Zeller scored 22 points, John Henson had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 5 North Carolina rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to squeeze past Maryland 83-74 Saturday.

The Tar Heels (20-3, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got all they could handle from the upstart Terrapins, who didn't lead over the final nine minutes but never let North Carolina get comfortable down the stretch.

UNC star Harrison Barnes, who sprained his left ankle Tuesday against Wake Forest, scored 18 points on 5-for-15 shooting. He started slowly but was instrumental after Zeller picked up his fourth foul with 11:44 to go.

Terrell Stoglin scored 20 for Maryland (13-9, 3-5).


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  • by Hank on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    Should be a good game as usual, both teams have struggled and duke sucks on the road. I think UNC wins by 10-18 points.
  • by Billy on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:49 AM
    thats back to back ugly wins!!! better not play that way Wednesday night!!!!!
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      by Deez on Feb 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM in reply to Billy
      That was a good, tough road win Billy. They played pretty darn good yesterday in a tough environment. They will smoke dook Wednesday night.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM in reply to Billy
      We can only hope so and that they lose!
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