As part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Maryland will take on former ACC rival UNC in Chapel Hill. There was potential for this game not to feature UNC’s best player in Marcus Paige, but he will return from his wrist injury for this game. Paige had a feeling he would be back to play against the Terps and it looks like his intuition was right.
That’s some great news for the Tar Heels who have looked very mediocre without him so far this season. They suffered a defeat at Northern Iowa — which ironically enough was a homecoming game for Paige — without Paige and have scraped by some other lower-tier teams. With Paige back, this game is bound to get very good and very chippy.