Danny Green isn't sure that he is a different player at North Carolina this season, just a smarter one. Three seasons of experience have proved invaluable for Green as a senior. He made a smooth adjustment to a major change in moving into the starting lineup and ditching his role as sixth man, and is putting together his finest season. Today Green, a 6-6 forward, will try to help UNC post its 20th win of the season and build its ACC winning streak to six games when Maryland visits the Smith Center for an 8 p.m. game.
The Winston Salem Journal
With North Carolina returning home to face Atlantic Coast Conference foe Maryland, perhaps the best thing the Tar Heels could have done was to leave.
After a pair of road victories, a nail-biter at Florida State and a rout at North Carolina State, the Tar Heels feel they might be rediscovering the formula that had them ranked atop the Top 25 earlier this season.
Tar Heels re-establish steady tone
The Burlington Times-News
Gary Williams called his Maryland team focused in its win over Miami on Saturday.
Given the offcourt squabbling between Williams and his alma mater's athletic department last week, not to mention the team's recent losing skid, the Terps had reason to be distracted.
Williams wants the Terps to keep their minds on basketball, specifically tonight's trip to No. 3 North Carolina, where Maryland's season peaked in 2008 with a 82-80 win over then-No. 1 UNC.
Terps bring renewed focus
The News and Observer
Ty Lawson got the ball because of his speed, not necessarily his marksmanship. With the score tied near the end of North Carolina's game against Florida State on Wednesday, the Tar Heels needed someone who could get down the court in 3.2 seconds. Since Lawson can zoom from baseline-to-baseline with ball in hand in about four seconds, he was the natural choice.
Hurry-up offense falls on Lawson
The Durham Herald-Sun
Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams received a ringing endorsement from the school's athletic director on the eve of the Terps' Atlantic Coast Conference road game against No. 3 North Carolina.
Debbie Yow, who has been coping with the loss of her sister Kay, the highly respected North Carolina State women's basketball coach who died of cancer Jan. 24., said today she wanted to address "crazy rumors that are floating around related to the job security of Coach Williams."
Terps AD Yow offers vote of confidence for Williams
The Baltimore Sun
Gary Williams may have finally found the key to turning Maryland's season around -- starting freshman Sean Mosley.
The guard played one of his best games of the season after he was inserted into the lineup, providing the team with athleticism and energy it has been lacking, as he sparked Maryland to a 73-68 win against Miami.
New look gives Terrapins fresh start
The Baltimore Examiner
North Carolina is expected to sign one of the top 10 football recruiting classes in the country Wednesday -- including 12 of the top 35 players in the state, seven of whom are rated four-star or higher.
Davis, UNC set to welcome big recruiting class
The News and Observer