Roy Williams says Marcus Paige will make season debut vs. Maryland

Marcus Paige has missed the first six games of the season.

North Carolina will be at full strength on Tuesday night when it hosts Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams told Andy Katz of ESPN that Marcus Paige will make his season debut against the Terrapins.

“He'll play,'' Williams said. “Unless something weird happens today in practice. He practiced Friday and Saturday.''

Paige has missed the first six games of the season due to a broken bone in his right hand he suffered during the preseason. Without Paige in the lineup the Tar Heels fell from their No. 1 ranking after an upset road loss to Northern Iowa.

The 6-foot-1 senior guard averaged a team-high 14.1 points and 4.5 assists per game during the 2014-15 season.

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