Terps shut door, open up hope

Maryland holds on to win after leading by 18 in final game at University Hall

Maryland 71 Virginia 70

March 06, 2006|By HEATHER A. DINICH | HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Maryland escaped an emotionally charged University Hall yesterday with a win despite blowing an 18-point lead and narrowly avoided closing the regular season with a third straight losing conference record, but senior forward Nik Caner-Medley said he is still not relieved.

That feeling will only come, he said, when he receives the traditional pin presented by the NCAA to teams that are selected to the NCAA tournament.

Maryland vs. Georgia Tech ACC tournament, Thursday, 9:30 p.m., Ch. 54, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM

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