Terps fail first ACC test with loss to Boston College

Boston College 79, Maryland 75

Williams' career-high 27 points, 13 rebounds not enough as Maryland falls in conference opener

December 12, 2010|By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland, which didn't lose an Atlantic Coast Conference game at home all last season, dropped its first conference game of the new season, 79-75, to Boston College despite a career-high 27 points from center Jordan Williams.

The Eagles won by shooting 7-for-12 on 3-pointers in the second half. They made 13 3s in the game.

With the Terps trailing 78-75, Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin (14 points on 6-for-17 shooting) missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 17 seconds left.

Boston College's Corey Raji made a free throw for the final margin.

The Terps (7-4) missed three critical free throws in the final moments -- one by Stoglin and two by Cliff Tucker.

Maryland was also hurt by shooting 3-for-17 on 3s.

There were 16 lead changes in the game.

Boston College (8-2) was led by Biko Paris with 22 points.

Williams topped his career high of 26 points. Maryland co-captain Dino Gregory matched his career high with 14 points. He made his first five field-goal attempts of the game.

jeff.barker@baltsun.com

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