North Carolina Ties For Top Conference Spot With 87-76 Win Over Maryland
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Tyler Zeller scored 25 points while freshman Harrison Barnes had 21 to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Maryland 87-76 on Sunday night, pulling the Tar Heels into a tie with Duke atop the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Leslie McDonald added 15 points off the bench to break out of a recent shooting slump for the Tar Heels (22-6, 12-2), who led the entire night for their 15th win in 17 games. John Henson added 10 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots as they made up for a shaky shooting night with a balanced scoring effort to go with a strong showing on the boards.
Freshman Terrell Stoglin scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Terrapins (18-11, 7-7), while Jordan Williams had 16 points and a career-high 19 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute. They got almost no help from their teammates, though, who combined for 32 points on 11-for-37 shooting.
The Tar Heels led by a dozen at halftime and never let the Terrapins seriously threaten.