MD-UNC: No Time To Catch A Breath

By Jeff Lippman - March 03, 2007

These teams can run, boy. Let me tell you, if you thought the N.C. State-Duke game was fast, this one is light speed.

The score is 23-17 UNC after Erlana Larkins got a rebound and put back and got fouled. She missed the free throw with 8:36 left in the half.

Larkins is leading the way for the Heels with eight early points and six early rebounds. Leading Maryland is Crystal Langhorne with six points on 3-for-3 shooting, all from close range.

Langhorne has the best moves of any center I've seen all year. Alison Bales plays defense and Courtney Paris just bowls you over, but Langhorne can dribble like a guard in amongst the trees and finish strong.

Maryland has eight turnovers already, but then again, UNC has five. These two teams play a fast-paced brand of basketball and they don't always have time to worry about hanging on to the ball.

Clever fan sign alert: Instead of Maryland's slogan, "Fear The Turtle," one Tar Heel fan is holding a sign that reads, "Spear The Turtle." Where do they come up with this stuff. PUN's man. Helping the everyman be funny for years.

Right now the story is rebounding. Maryland's not getting any. OK they are getting some, but not the big ones. Carolina is outrebounding them 13-9.

Posted by Jeff Lippman at 04:57 PM on March 03, 2007

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