Maryland beats North Carolina

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Greivis Vasquez had 26 points and 11
assists, and Maryland solidified its hold on second place in the
Atlantic Coast Conference with a 92-71 victory over skidding North
Carolina on Sunday.
      Eric Hayes scored 16 for the Terrapins (16-6, 6-2), who never
trailed after taking a 7-6 lead. Maryland has won four of its last
five games against North Carolina, including last year's memorable
88-85 overtime thriller.
      In that game, Vasquez scored 35 to help the Terrapins rally from
16 points down. In this one, Maryland let a 16-point lead dwindle
to 3 before pulling away.
      Marcus Ginyard led North Carolina (13-10, 2-6) with 17 points
and Deon Thompson had 16. It was the sixth loss in seven games for
the Tar Heels, their worst streak since 2002. The defending NCAA
champions are 10th in the ACC, a half-game out of last place.