Greetings from the Dean E. Smith Center, site of Saturday’s matchup between the Maryland men’s basketball team and North Carolina. The game tips off at 12 p.m., broadcast on ESPN and the typical Terrapin Sports Radio Network affiliates.

Check out the pregame reading below, discuss all the action in the open discussion thread and find me on Twitter for your abbreviated thoughts. Enjoy the game and happy Saturday. Thanks for reading.

PREGAME LINKS

In today’s WaPo: Terps relying on defense to get by

Game preview: Maryland (14-3, 2-2 ACC) versus North Carolina (11-5, 1-2 ACC)

On the blog: Faust at point guard gives Allen more freedom

Settled Faust seems more confident running offense

What’s up with Maryland’s offense?

Legal mumbo-jumbo: State of Maryland moves to dismiss ACC lawsuit