COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- P.J. Hairston scored 22, Reggie Bullock had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and North Carolina coasted past Maryland 79-68 Wednesday night for its season-high sixth straight victory.
The Tar Heels never trailed after closing the first half with a 10-0 run that made it 34-27. North Carolina solidified its hold on third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and can move into a tie for second by beating Duke in the season finale Saturday night.
James Michael McAdoo scored 10 for the Tar Heels (22-8, 12-5), who have won six in a row against Maryland, including the ACC tournament last year.
Dez Wells led Maryland (20-10, 8-9) with 18 points and Nick Faust had 16. The Terrapins missed 20 of 23 attempts from 3-point range.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.