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5-1, 5th in ACC

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Paige said he longer feels pain in his right hand although it's "technically not 100%" He'll wear a protective pad over it vs Maryland on Tuesday. Paige said he's "not going to be peak Marcus," in his first game back but that he's "not putting pressure on myself like I have to right the ship."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coach Roy Williams said senior guard Marcus Paige's return to the starting lineup would "more than likely" knock sophomore Theo Pinson from the starting lineup depending on practice today. That would mean sophomore Joel Berry starting at point and Paige would play off the ball. Paige's first full practice after returning from a right hand injury was Saturday. Williams said had it been NCAA tournament time Paige could have played last week.

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Kentucky No. 1 again; 5 newcomers to Top 25

Kentucky, Maryland and Michigan State held the top three spots in The Associated Press Top 25, but there were plenty of changes at the bottom of the poll.

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ESPNU CBB: Roy Williams on Paige/ Maryland

North Carolina coach Roy Williams talks to Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg about Marcus Paige's hand injury, overcoming early-season losses, the ACC-Big Ten matchup against Maryland and more.

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UNC's Paige to play against Maryland Tuesday

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said point guard Marcus Paige, who has missed six games with a broken right hand, will play Tuesday against Maryland.

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UNC's Paige to make season debut Tuesday

After missing the first six games of the season, PG Marcus Paige will play Tuesday when the Tar Heels meet No. 2 Maryland, coach Roy Williams told ESPN's Andy Katz. UNC is 5-1 without Paige (14.1 points per game last year).

Late surge propels UNC past Kansas State (0:50)
North Carolina - Kansas State Postgame Breakdown with Justin Jackson (1:28)

Meeks steal-and-slam part of UNC rally

Kennedy Meeks stepped in for the steal and an easy breakaway dunk as No. 9 North Carolina pulled away from Kansas State late to win the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 80-70.

T. Pinson made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by J. Berry II. (0:12)
K. Meeks made Dunk. (0:08)
J. Jackson made Jumper. (0:09)
J. Berry II made Three Point Jumper. (0:11)

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.3Tied-67th
Rebounds Per Game43.0Tied-42nd
Assists Per Game18.3Tied-20th
Points Allowed66.7Tied-76th

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