Eric Hayes scored 16 for the Terrapins (16-6, 6-2), who never trailed after taking a 7-6 lead. Maryland has won four of its last five games against North Carolina, including last year's memorable 88-85 overtime thriller.
Marcus Ginyard led North Carolina (13-10, 2-6) with 17 points and Deon Thompson had 16. It was the sixth loss in seven games for Ol’ Roy’s squad, their worst streak since 2002. The defending NCAA champions are 10th in the ACC, a half-game out of last place.
The game was a sellout, but at least 2,000 seats remained empty because most roads in the Washington area were still covered with the remnants of a major snowstorm. In an effort to fill the arena, the school allowed Maryland students without tickets to enter. Mission accomplished: the Terps are 11-1 at home this season.
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