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North Carolina coach Roy Williams is not alone in wondering what exactly is going on at Maryland, the desperate team that hosts the No. 2 Tar Heels today. Williams, though, has a feeling that Maryland will show up today at the Comcast Center, where UNC puts its first-place ACC standing on the line (5:30 p.m., FSS).
Shorthanded Heels brace for Terps' best shot
The Durham Herald-Sun

Roy Williams' North Carolina basketball team visits the Comcast Center today without top scorer Rashad McCants and without a clue as to which Terps team will meet the Tar Heels. Will it be the dangerous Maryland team that swept Duke? Or will it be the discombobulated Terps who were swept by Clemson and got drilled 109-75 last month at the Smith Center?
UNC expecting tough test today
The Greensboro News and Record

"I think we'll get their best shot,'' UNC coach Roy Williams said. "I think they feel they've got their back to the wall, they feel like that they've bottomed out. ... So there's some meetings going on and some behind-the-doors talking going on. ... I don't know if I would like to be a player this week for [Maryland coach] Gary Williams."
Maryland has 'back to the wall'
The News and Observer

Marvin Williams isn't in a rush to go anyplace special or do anything unusual.
Williams adjusting well in first year at UNC
The Winston Salem Journal

In his second season at his alma mater, Williams has Tar Heels back among the elite
The L.A. Times

Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams was hoping that early January afternoon in Chapel Hill would be an aberration. After North Carolina repeatedly tore through the Terrapins' defense for a flurry of uncontested dunks and open three-pointers, scoring more points than any Maryland opponent in almost 15 seasons, Williams said it was too early to panic.
Terps must unite on defense to ensure a chance
The Baltimore Sun

Twenty years ago on Oscar Night, best actress Sally Field gushed that "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" North Carolina won't get the red-carpet treatment at Comcast Center tonight, but it doesn't matter. Its three leading men have subdued their egos, six others have embraced supporting roles, and the Tar Heels are directing the Atlantic Coast Conference race.
The Baltimore Sun

In a season in which inconsistency has been Maryland's lone constant, the Terrapins probably should figure to upset No. 2 North Carolina today at Comcast Center.
Terps: A team nobody can read
The Washington Times

Duke and North Carolina can generate plenty of buzz on their own, but tonight they'll have some help. The subplots surrounding today's 8 p.m. women's basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium are numerous and important.
Duke, UNC women meet tonight with plenty at stake
The Durham Herald-Sun

Ivory Latta can be thrilling or frustrating, depending on the moment.
Key characters mold Duke, UNC women
The News and Observer

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