Maryland 63

(17-11, 7-6 ACC)

Miami (FL) 78

(19-7, 6-6 ACC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 23, 2008

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

    1 2 T
    MD 36 2763
    MIA 39 3978

    Top Performers

    Maryland: G. Vasquez 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Blk

    Miami (FL): A. King 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 Blk

    Miami 78, Maryland 63

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony King scored 14 points as surging Miami followed Wednesday's victory over No. 2 Duke by defeating Maryland 78-63 Saturday afternoon.

    James Dews finished with 13 points, while Jack McClinton, Dwayne Collins and Brian Asbury each scored 12 for the Hurricanes (19-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won four straight to get back into the NCAA tournament picture.

    McClinton's 3-pointer with 3:03 remaining helped start a game-ending 17-5 run by the Hurricanes.

    Eric Hayes led Maryland (17-11, 7-6) with 14 points. Landon Milborne and Greivis Vasquez each scored 13.

    Miami has now defeated Maryland in five of the past six meetings between the teams.

    Milborne hit two open 3-pointers in an 8-0 Maryland run early in the second half that tied the game at 44. But James Gist, the Terrapins' second-leading scorer at 15.8 per game, committed his fourth foul with 15:44 remaining and was forced to sit for nearly nine minutes -- and Maryland struggled.

    The Terrapins went nearly 5 1/2 minutes without a field goal in one stretch with Gist out, yet a 3-pointer by Vasquez got Maryland within 61-58 with 5:26 left.

    It was all Miami from there.

    McClinton had five points in Miami's final run, Collins had four, and the Hurricanes went 8-for-8 from the foul line in the final 1:19 to seal the win.

    Miami led by as many as 11 in the first half, before Maryland -- with Gist and Hayes each scoring six points -- each scored six points in a 14-6 run that drew the Terrapins within 39-36 at intermission.

    Gist finished with 10 points for Maryland and Vasquez finished with eight rebounds and six assists, both game-highs.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 63 78
    FG Made-Attempted 23-62 (.371) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 22-24 (.917)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

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