The ACC regular-season crown is in North Carolina's reach, but a tough final week will determine if the Tar Heels can wrap their hands around the prize.
Heels preparing to take on red-hot Terrapins
The Winston Salem Journal
Coaches have the right to change their minds as a season progresses. They might tweak the starting lineup, give some players more minutes down the stretch of close games, put in a new offensive set or scrap a particular defense.
That said, at least one thing is set in stone for North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams: his opinion of Wayne Ellington's jump shot.
Ellington's extra effort paying off
The Durham Herald-Sun
To Marcus Ginyard, playing good defense isn't just about good footwork. It's about good feet.
Best foot forward
The News and Observer
For King Rice, it started with his parents and radiated out through his friends and coaches at Binghamton High School.
Athletes count on coaches, family for guidance
The Binghampton Press & Sun
On every practice plan handed to each of the players on the North Carolina men's basketball team, there is an offensive, defensive and philosophical thought for the day.
On Friday, in preparation for today's 5:30 game at Maryland, the 77th sheet of the season read:
See the big picture and make the easy play.
Play defense early.
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
Terps look to sink UNC's depth
The Baltimore Sun
The fifth-ranked Tar Heels look to remain on top of the ACC on Sunday as they try to defeat the surging Terrapins for the sixth straight time.
North Carolina Maryland Preview
The Associated Press
Not long ago, Maryland's lone goal was to avoid another trip to the NIT. Now, after winning four straight, the Terrapins want more.
Terps put momentum on line against Carolina
The Associated Press
Today, at 5:30 p.m. at the Comcast Center, fifth-ranked North Carolina visits red-hot Maryland.
Terps' 'inner strength' gets big test
The Frederick News-Post
Today, Maryland's duo will encounter another celebrated back-court freshman in North Carolina's Ty Lawson, the Clinton native whose speed draws comparisons to current NBA players T.J Ford and Raymond Felton.
Young Guards Take Charge
The Washington Post