His season-low for assists is 4 – during his team’s 33-point loss at Florida State on Jan. 14 – so the question isn’t whether the record will fall; but who will be on the other end of the pass when it does?
The Tar Heels have not lost the battle on the boards in 13 consecutive league games, the longest streak against ACC foes since the 2007-08 season (when that team won or tied in rebounds in all 16 regular-season games, plus three conference-tournament games).
UNC out-rebounded Maryland by 7 and 1, respectively, during this season’s matchups.
Maryland freshman guard Nick Faust has scored in double figures in six of his past seven games (13.0 ppg), since returning to the starting lineup after the season-ending injury to Pe’Shon Howard.
North Carolina freshman forward James Michael McAdoo, meanwhile, has come on strong of late. He was aggressive, controlled and confident during his 6-point, 4-rebound game off the bench at Duke – a combination the Tar Heels have been waiting for all season.