Maryland loses to North Carolina 79-68 on Wednesday night (March 6, 2013).
1. The Terrapins fell to 20-10 overall.
2. The Terps fell to 8-9 in the ACC.
1. The Terps struggled defensively when it came to their opponents’ field-goal percentage for the seventh time in 11 games, allowing the Tar Heels to shoot 45.5 percent, including 10-for-24 on threes. The Terps remain first in the ACC in field-goal-percentage defense (38.0 percent).
2. The Terps shot just 42.9 percent from the field and now are third in the ACC with a field-goal percentage of 46.8.
3. The Terps committed 14 turnovers and remain last in the ACC with an average turnover margin of minus-4.43.
4. True-freshman guard Seth Allen went 2-for-10 from the field, including 0-for-5 on threes, in 18 minutes off the bench. He did have two assists versus one turnover and two rebounds.
5. Senior guard and Albany transfer Logan Aronhalt went 0-for-5 on threes in 17 minutes as a starter. He did have two rebounds.
6. Junior guard Pe’Shon (PEE-shahn) Howard started for just the fourth time since the Terps began ACC play. He went 0-for-4 from the field, including 0-for-3 on threes, and finished with no points and two assists versus two turnovers in 20 minutes as a starter. Howard now is 12-for-53 from the field, including 3-for-25 on threes, over 15 ACC games this season.
7. True-freshman center Shaquille Cleare played for just four minutes off the bench.
1. The Terps won the rebounding battle, 34-33, and now have a rebounding differential of plus-282 over 30 games this season. The Terps lead the ACC with an average rebounding margin of plus-9.4.
2. Sophomore guard/forward and highly-touted Xavier transfer Dez Wells had 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes as a starter. He did commit four turnovers.
3. Sophomore guard Nick Faust went 2-for-5 on threes and 4-for-5 on twos and finished with 16 points and two steals in 27 minutes off the bench.
4. Senior forward James Padgett had nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and seven rebounds in 20 minutes as a starter.
5. True-freshman guard/forward Jake Layman had eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and three rebounds before fouling out in 19 minutes off the bench.
6. Sophomore center Alex Len had eight points on 4-of-8 shooting and seven rebounds in 27 minutes as a starter.
7. True-freshman forward Charles Mitchell had two points on 1-of-2 shooting and four rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench.
1. Junior forward John Auslander (AHS-lan-der) was announced as being done for the season due to a fractured left tibia on Dec. 20. He totaled 16 minutes in four games this season.
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