Tar Heels hold on to top No. 8 Maryland

By The Sports Network
January 3, 2013 - 11:09pm

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Brittany Rountree each scored 13 points to lead No. 15 North Carolina to a 60-57 victory over eighth-ranked Maryland in a key Atlantic Coast Conference clash.

Ruffin-Pratt added six rebounds and five assists for the Tar Heels (14-1), who overcame an early 10-point deficit to notch their seventh consecutive win. Waltiea Rolle posted 12 points and nine boards in the triumph.

Maryland (10-3) saw a six-game win streak come to an end despite a 23-point,