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March 7, 20122012 ACC Tournament - Quarterfinal
No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 1 North Carolina
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Current records (Last Game):
MD-UNC Series: Carolina leads the all-time series 117-57. Roy Williams is 9-7 against the Terps (9-5 at UNC, 0-2 at Kansas). This season the Tar Heels beat Maryland, 83-74, in College Park on Feb. 4 and won 88-64 on Senior Night on Feb. 29. Carolina is 12-3 against Maryland in ACC Tournament meetings.
In 2011-12, North Carolina (27-4, 14-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its 29th Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship and its sixth in the last eight years. The Tar Heels enter this weekend's ACC Tournament in Atlanta as the top seed.
The Tar Heels have won seven games in a row and clinched the outright 2012 regular season ACC championship (the 19th in school history) with an 88-70 win at Duke last Saturday.
UNC is the No. 1 seed at the ACC Tournament for the 24th time and is 45-13 as the top seed, winning 10 titles (including 2007 and 2008 under Roy Williams).
Among the four teams that receive a bye to Friday's quarterfinals, Carolina was the only school to play four of the top six teams in the final standings twice. The Tar Heels played Duke, Virginia, NC State and Miami twice each and Florida State once.
North Carolina has won 17 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championships and played in the championship game a record-tying 29 times.
The Tar Heels have been the ACC Tournament No. 1 seed 24 times, including five of the last six years (2007-08-09-11-12) and six of the last eight (2005-07-08-09-11-12).
UNC has been seeded lower than No. 5 just three times (No. 7 in 2002, No. 7 in 2003 and No. 10 in 2010) and has been seeded lower than No. 3 only six times since 1966 (No. 4 in '89, '90 and 2000, No. 7 in 2002 and 2003 and No. 10 in 2010). UNC won the tournament as the No. 4 seed in 1989.
A Tar Heel has won the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player award 18 times. The MVPs include: Lennie Rosenbluth (1957), Larry Miller (1967, 1968), Charles Scott (1969), Lee Dedmon (1971), Robert McAdoo (1972), Phil Ford (1975), John Kuester (1977), Dudley Bradley (1979), Sam Perkins (1981), James Worthy (1982), J.R. Reid (1989), Rick Fox (1991), Jerry Stackhouse (1994), Shammond Williams (1997), Antawn Jamison (1998), Brandan Wright (2007) and Tyler Hansbrough (2008).
Dean Smith won 13 Tournament titles, tied with Mike Krzyzewski for most in history. Smith's teams were 58-23 and played in the championship game 21 times.
Team Notes by UNC Athletic Communications