North Carolina 79, Maryland 76

Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:00 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - Brian Dorsey, Karl Hess, Ray Natili
Attendance - 22169

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Maryland 32 44 76
North Carolina 37 42 79

Recap


North Carolina 79, Maryland 76: Reggie Bullock recorded 15 points and nine rebounds as the third-seeded Tar Heels held off a late rally from the Terrapins in the semifinals of the ACC tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

Dexter Strickland also had 15 points and Marcus Paige scored five of his eight points late to seal it for North Carolina (24-9), which will play Miami (Fla.) in the championship game on Sunday. James Michael McAdoo and P.J. Hairston each chipped in with 13 points for the Tar Heels, who have won eight of their last nine.

Alex Len led the way with 20 points for seventh-seeded Maryland (22-12), which had a chance to tie it late but Logan Aronhalt’s long 3-pointer missed with 9 seconds left. Nick Faust added 17 points and Dez Wells had 15 for the Terrapins, who have dropped seven straight to North Carolina, including three this season.

Strickland had 11 points as North Carolina built its lead as high as 12 in the first half before settling for a 37-32 edge at intermission. North Carolina pushed the lead to 50-38 after a three-point play by McAdoo with 15:05 remaining.
 
Wells drained a 3-pointer to highlight a 12-2 run that brought the Terrapins back within three with 8:46 to go, but 3-pointers by Leslie McDonald and Bullock helped restore a 10-point lead. Len led Maryland back within 71-70 before Paige made a big basket with 2:50 left and the Terrapins could never tie or go ahead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hairston, playing in his hometown, required eight stitches after suffering a cut in the webbing between the ring and middle fingers of his left hand during the quarterfinal victory over Florida State on Friday. … Wells also had nine rebounds and four assists for Maryland. … North Carolina coach Roy Williams has 699 career wins.
 

Maryland Terrapins

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dezmine Wells 34:00 6-15 1-2 2-4 0 9 9 4 2 1 1 0 15
Nick Faust 33:00 6-13 5-9 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 0 17
Jake Layman 14:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0
Pe'Shon Howard 30:00 1-3 0-0 2-3 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 4
Alex Len 31:00 5-7 0-0 10-12 3 4 7 0 3 1 1 0 20
Seth Allen 20:00 1-7 1-4 2-2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 5
Logan Aronhalt 19:00 3-8 1-5 0-0 2 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 7
Charles Mitchell 12:00 2-3 0-0 1-1 3 3 6 0 4 0 2 0 5
Shaquille Cleare 4:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0
James Padgett 3:00 1-2 0-0 1-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 25-61 8-21 18-26 11 27 38 14 20 4 10 0 76
  41.0% 38.1% 69.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dexter Strickland 34:00 7-12 0-1 1-1 0 2 2 4 0 0 3 1 15
P.J. Hairston 36:00 3-10 2-8 5-8 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 13
Marcus Paige 25:00 3-3 1-1 1-2 0 1 1 2 4 1 1 0 8
Reggie Bullock 38:00 6-10 3-6 0-0 1 8 9 4 3 1 0 0 15
James Michael McAdoo 29:00 4-12 0-0 5-9 0 8 8 0 4 1 2 0 13
Brice Johnson 4:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 2
Leslie McDonald 21:00 1-7 1-5 6-6 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 9
Desmond Hubert 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 2
Joel James 4:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
J.P. Tokoto 2:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jackson Simmons 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-61 7-21 18-26 6 26 32 12 19 6 7 3 79
  44.3% 33.3% 69.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7