Terps Use Big Second Half to Beat Wolfpack

The Terps were led by 26 points from Greivis Vasquez to top NC State 67-58 to take over second place.

The Maryland Terrapins outscored NC State by 19 points in the second half to propel themselves to a 67-58 conference victory.

Greivis Vasquez helped the Terps (18-7, 8-3) win on the road, which has been difficult this year in ACC play, by scoring 26 points. Vasquez scored 17 of his points in the second half, a half that the Terps entered with a 10-point deficit.

NC State (14-13, 2-10) led the Terps by 12 at one point, but couldn't contain the lead against the resilient squad coached by Gary Williams.

The Terps, who trailed since the very beginning of the game, finally took the lead on a Vasquez three-pointer with 8:13 left in the game. Maryland was able to increase their lead afterwards to record the 9-point victory.

Jordan Williams matched his career-high 19 points in the win, and also recorded his fifth double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds. Williams was a big presence in the paint holding NC State forward Tracy Smith, who averages 17.5 ppg, to only 10 points.

Wolfpack forward Dennis Horner tried to halt the comeback of the Terps with a double-double of his own, but his effort was not enough for the home team. Horner finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Sean Mosley is still trying to climb his way out of an offensive slump and made only one shot out of six attempts. Mosley, who started the season off with improved shooting compared to last year, struggled to finish with 4 points in the victory.

This win was pivotal for the Terps on the road, as they enter a tough stretch to end the season.

Gary Williams and the Terps will welcome No. 23 Georgia Tech to the Comcast Center this weekend and stay put to play Clemson four days later.

The Terps hope to keep their ACC winning streak going in order to hold onto second place in the conference and set up a senior-night showdown against Duke at home.


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