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*The statistic that jumps off the page about the No. 19 Tar Heels is this one: North Carolina lead the conference in both offensive rebounds (14.2 per game) and defensive rebounds (28.6).

The Heels have an imposing front court in 7-footer Tyler Zeller, 6-8 Harrison Barnes and 6-10 John Henson.

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Gary Williams addressed this Saturday, saying -- and he's made this point before -- that the Terps won't allow an opponent's height to prevent them from going inside.

In some seasons, teams with size really posed an issue for Maryland. But that's less true since the arrival of Jordan Williams. It was only a few seasons ago that the Terps were a negative rebounding team in the ACC -- they surrendered more boards than they collected. But that's not true anymore. Williams leads the ACC with 11.2 rebounds per game in league play, and Maryland ranks fourth in defensive rebounds and fifth in offensive rebounds.

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*It's not too early to look at potential ACC tournament matchups. The Terps began Saturday tied with Clemson for fifth place. The Tigers had a game on tap against last-place Wake Forest.

If Maryland finished sixth, they'd play the 11th seed (Georgia Tech as the day began) and then potentially the third seed (now Florida State). Florida State is a team the Terps defeated by 16 last week at home.

If the Terps finished fifth, they'd play the No. 12 team (now Wake Forest) and then potentially the fourth seed. That could be Virginia Tech. Senior-led Virginia Tech has defeated Maryland twice. Unlike some teams -- North Carolina, for example -- the Hokies are likely to enter the tournament feeling they are on the NCAA tournament bubble. Having missed the tournament last season despite 10 regular-season conference wins, they would be a tough out.

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