Terrell Stoglin scored 20 points for Maryland, one of four Terps to score double figures but fifth ranked North Carolina held off upset minded Maryland 83-74 Saturday.
The Tar Heels (20-3, 7-1 ACC) got everything they could handle from the Terps.
Alex Len scored 12 points, had nine rebounds and four blocked shots. This was his best game in my opinion since joining the Terps in late December. Sean Mosley and Nick Faust each scored 11 points for the Terps (13-9, 3-5 ACC).
Tyler Zeller scored 22 points and John Henson had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina.Harrison Barnes, playing on a sprained left ankle, scored 18 points.
Henson was a force during the last ten minutes of the game for the Tar Heels, scoring 12 points during that time period. Henson's basket on a goaltending call against Alex Len with 2:00 left gave the Tar Heels a five point lead at 74-69.
Kendall Marshall contributed 16 assists as the Tar Heels earned its fifth straight win and 14th in 15 games.
The game marked the first time that Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon faced his former mentor at Kansas, North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Turgeon's Terps almost pulled off the upset but it wasn't to be as the Terps made just one field goal over the final three minutes. Ballgame Tar Heels.
Enjoy the pictures. For a slideshow, just click on a picture.
Inside The Game: Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon
These students were featured in Dan Steinberg's DC Sports Bog this past week Students Dress Like Mark Turgeon Here they are before the game.
Maryland students during the Tar Heel player introduction
Testudo senses an upset for the Terps
The good guys!
Opening tip. Game on!
James Padgett and John Henson
Battling for position during a free throw
Maryland's James Padgett drives to the basket
Kendall Marshall (16 assists) leads the Tar Heel offense.
Terrell Stoglin weaves through the North Carolina defense
Sean Mosley vs Harrison Barnes
Terrell Stoglin launches his shot as Reggie Bullock defends
Sean Mosley to the hoop
North Carolina's Tyler Zeller goes up against Alex Len
Terrell Stoglin scores!
Terrell Stoglin looks for an opening
Terps Honorary Captain Byron Mouton
Pair of fives: Nick Faust vs Kendall Marshall
Nick Faust looks to score
Alex Len shoots a free throw
Terrell Stoglin vs PJ Hairston as Coach Roy Williams yells
Alex Len shoots over Tyler Zeller
Alex Len on defense. He had four blocked shots for the Terps
Berend Weijs and Sean Mosley try to stop John Henson
Sean Mosley had 11 points for the Terps
Pe'Shon Howard vs Kendall Marshall
Tar Heel blue
Ashton Pankey tried to dunk but was fouled
Sean Mosley wonders about a call against his Terps
Terrell Stoglin, 20 points for the Terps
Pe'Shon Howard moves the Terps
Mychal Parker missed this dunk attempt
James Padgett with the nice hoop
Harrison Barnes with the smooth touch
Pe'Shon Howard and Sean Mosley on defense
Another loose ball
Pe'Shon Howard looks to get past Kendall Marshall
James Padgett stops Tyler Zeller but commits the foul
Zeller shoots two, here's what he was facing when shooting
Pe'Shon Howard defends Kendall Marshall's shot
Berend Weijs vs Tyler Zeller
Pe'Shon Howard leads the Terps
Kendall Marshall: 9 points, 16 assists
James Michael McAdoo looks to score
Coach Turgeon encourages his team
Another loose ball close up
Late game pressure
Alex Len soars and scores
Heels flock to Alex Len as he looks for an open player
James Padgett goes in for two
Nick Faust pressures Harrison Barnes
PJ Hairston tries to dunk
Reggie Bullock with two of his 11 points
More battle on the floor
Nick Faust senses urgency as the Heels are up late
Too much John Henson late in the 2nd half doomed the Terps
Harrison Barnes uses the Tyler Zeller pick to his advantage
Pe'Shon Howard guards Harrison Barnes late in the game
Nick Faust defending on Harrison Barnes shot
UNC braintrust late in the game