UNC surprised alot of people, myself included, with their 15 point win at Maryalnd Thursday night. Despite 20+ turnovers, the Tar Heels were able to pull away in the second half after being down 2 at halftime. The Heels controlled the boards and the tempo in the second half. After a strong first half, DJ Strawberry was held in check for the second half.Caner-Medley was the leading scorer for the Terps, but had a poor shooting night(6-19) like most of the Maryland squad. Maryland was attempting the break away into the upper tier of the ACC, but North Carolina was going to let that happen. I guess Gary Williams will have to sweat it out the second half of the conference season.
Season record now 16-7.
Big Weekend slate of games coming up. Conference play has reached its mid point too. Look back at how teams are faring compared to expectations and what they need to do to reach post-season play.