They played their first game as conference rivals in December 1954. Nearly 60 years later, Maryland and North Carolina will meet for the final time in a regular season Atlantic Coast Conference game tonight in Chapel Hill.
Former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell changed the face of Washington sports like only one other coach, the late George Allen, who turned the Redskins from perpetual post-World War II also-rans into constant contenders in the 1970s en route to even greater glory.
Maryland legendary coach Lefty Driesell is not in the real Hall of Fame, and that is bothersome to many people, including Lefty.
“Len could do it all,” Driesell said. “He was strong. He could jump. He could shoot from the outside. He could score inside with a jump hook and a drop-step dunk. He was the complete package.”