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5-1, 5th in ACC

Tar Heels steady in Power Rankings

Following a pair of double-digit wins over Power 5 schools, Marcus Paige returns to the floor against Maryland (9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). Power Rankings

Marcus Paige returns against Maryland (0:47)
3-Point Shot: Return of Marcus Paige (2:56)
Guards key for Maryland, UNC (1:57)

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.

Big 10-ACC Challenge: Tuesday preview (3:43)
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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.

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.3Tied-69th
Rebounds Per Game43.0Tied-44th
Assists Per Game18.3Tied-19th
Points Allowed66.7Tied-76th

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