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Wolfpack Falls on Senior Night 70-69

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- John Gilchrist scored 21 points and Maryland bolstered its NCAA tournament hopes with a 70-69 victory over No. 16 North Carolina State on Wednesday night. <p> <a href="">Box Score</a> I <a href="">Recap</a>

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"Jamar Smith had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Terrapins (15-11, 6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won 17 of their last 21 meetings with the Wolfpack. Maryland had dropped four of its last five games overall.

Julius Hodge scored 27 points and Marcus Melvin added 22 for the Wolfpack (18-8, 10-5), who have lost their last two games at home and three of five overall. Melvin missed two 3-pointers in the final minute, one that would have given his team the lead and another that would have tied the game."

North Carolina State seniors Marcus Melvin, left, and Scooter Sherrill, right, walk onto the court for their last home game against Maryland, Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, (AP Photo/ Karl DeBlaker)

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