COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Winter Storm Saturn was supposed to produce 5 to 8 inches of snow. But by the time North Carolina’s 7 p.m. game tipped off Wednesday, the grass around College Park was far more green than white.
Sure, it was bitterly cold and rainy, but the weather was nowhere near as dreary as it could’ve been.
In a nutshell, that was UNC’s night.
UNC (22-8, 12-5 ACC) beat Maryland 79-68 Wednesday night in College Park, Md., in the teams’ last regular season ACC meeting.
- Reggie Bullock recorded a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
- Marcus Paige committed a season-high eight turnovers but hit three 3-pointers.
- The win is the Tar Heels’ sixth straight — a season high.
The Tar Heels ultimately came away from the Comcast Center with a 79-68 win, but given UNC’s at-times tumultuous first half and a threatening Maryland second-half run, it would’ve been difficult to forecast such a decisive end.
In a tough road environment — and on Maryland’s senior night, no less — the Terrapins applied constant pressure to the Tar Heels. Two months ago, when UNC last took on Maryland and was widely considered a team on the bubble, that pressure might have been enough to derail the Tar Heels’ night.