Jordan Williams, Maryland sharp in 87-80 win over N.C. State

February 20, 2011|By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland entered Sunday's game 2-8 in games decided by single digits. So forgive Terps fans if Maryland's 87-80 victory over N.C. State was a bit unsettling in the final minutes.

Jordan Williams scored 26 points on 10-for-12 from the floor and Dino Gregory had a career-high 18 points to lead Maryland. Freshman guard Terrell Stoglin, who started along with fellow freshman Pe'Shon Howard, matched the career high of 25 points he set in Maryland's previous game against Virginia Tech. He also had nine assists.

The Terps entered having lost three of four Atlantic Coast Conference games and desperately needed home wins against the Wolfpack on Sunday and Florida State on Wednesday to improve their NCAA tournament credentials.

The game was tied at 71 when the Terps (17-10, 6-6 ACC) scored eight points in a row — six of them by co-captain Sean Mosley, who had struggled with his shooting.

Earlier, N.C. State used a 14-0 run to take a 40-38 lead at halftime.

N.C. State sophomore Scott Wood hurt the Terps with five 3-pointers for 15 points.

Before the game, Maryland honored former Terp guard Greivis Vasquez by hanging a banner with his name and number from the Comcast Center rafters.

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