Where: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
When: Saturday, January 19th, 3:30 PM
Records: UNC 18-0, 3-0 ACC; MD 11-7, 1-2 ACC
Maryland is a team with great efficiency on defense and atrocious offensive production. The Terps actually have a better rated defense than UNC does according to Pomeroy which should at least test the UNC offense. Maryland does a great job hold opposing team’s shooting in check and an equally stellar job keeping their own FG percentage down. So as much as Maryland might bother UNC’s offense, their own ability to score points is in such disarray even the inconsistent nature of the Tar Heel defense will not do the Terps any favors.
In the end I am not expecting many surprises here since the game is in Chapel Hill. A quick glance at how poorly Maryland has played this season should spell this game out to be a UNC victory with very little trouble.
UNC 82 MD 58