The Terps came into Saturday nights match-up against the Miami Hurricanes having lost four of their last five games. However, the Terps looked like a completely different team tonight. Maryland used a 17 point effort from Landon Milbourne and a near triple double by Greivis Vasquez to defeat the Hurricans 73-68. Milbourne who has easily been the Terps most consistent player as of late led the Terps on 6-13 shooting and also pulled in six rebounds.
Maryland tried out a new starting line-up as a way to potentially change their luck. They inserted freshman Sean Mosley in place of Eric Hayes. Miami scored the games first bucket on a jumper by Dwayne Collins. Maryland then scored the next seven points to take an early 7-2 lead. Freshman Jin Soo Kim sent the crowd into pandemonium after he dunked in traffic to give the Terps a 25-22 lead with just less than four minutes to go in the half. Maryland held the Hurricanes to just 2-8 from three point range in the first half and forced the Hurricanes into 10 turnovers and took a 27-24 lead into the half.
Coming out of the half, the Hurricanes cut the lead to one on a dunk by Dwayne Collins. Then a few possessions later Dino Gregory flushed home a beautiful no-look pass from Sean Mosley to give Maryland a 29-26 lead. The Hurricanes came back and tied the game 29-29 on three straight points from Jack McClinton. Then on the next possession Landon Milbourne hit a jumper to give the Terps a two point lead. The Hurricanes would not get any closer than five for the rest of the game. Miami was determined to live or die by the three pointer in the second half as they went 8-23 from behind the arc. The Hurricanes were led by Jack McClinton's 18 points on 6-15 shooting and eight rebounds and six assists. Greivis Vasquez was one assist away from being the first Terp to have a triple double since 1987. He finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Maryland improves their record to 14-7 overall, and 3-4 in the ACC. They travel to Chapel Hill Tuesday to take on North Carolina.