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Terps can't hold on, lose to North Carolina, 83-74
Terps can't hold on, lose to North Carolina, 83-74

This is what a young Maryland team had thirsted for all season: a chance to prove it had arrived against a highly ranked conference rival in front of a jacked-up Comcast Center crowd as eager as the players for a signature win. Feeding off adrenaline from their passionate, red-clad fans, the Terps hung in Saturday against No. 5 North Carolina before buckling under the weight of size and second-chance points in an 83-74 Tar Heels victory. The finish was particularly unsatisfying for the Terps and the announced crowd of 17,950. North Carolina (20-3, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) was leading 81-74 when junior forward John Henson dunked emphatically with one second to go. The Tar Heels could...

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