7:00 PM ET, February 7, 2012
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Terrell Stoglin scored 27 points and helped Maryland hold off a late Clemson rally in a 64-62 victory on Tuesday night.The Terrapins (14-9, 4-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked like they were in control, ahead 53-39 with 7:55 to go. That's when the Tigers (11-12, 3-6) went on a 19-6 run to cut the lead to a point on Devin Booker's two foul shots.But Alex Len made a bucket and Stoglin followed with two foul shots to put Maryland out front 63-59.Clemson was down 64-62 with 1.7 seconds left, but Andre Young's desperation halfcourt heave bounced off the rim and the Terps broke their two-game losing streak with their first ACC road win this season.Young led the Tigers with 15 points and made four 3-pointers.Stoglin, the ACC's leading scorer, ended 9 of 11 shooting with four 3-pointers. It was the eighth time in nine league games Stoglin's scored 20 or more points.Sean Mosley added 16 points.Young had the opportunity to tie the game with Clemson trailing 61-58, but made only 1 of 3 free throws after getting fouled behind the arc.The Tigers were still in it when Milton Jennings hit his third 3-pointer of the second half with 2.8 seconds to go to make it 63-62. Mosley, though, made a foul shot and Young's long-range attempt was off the mark.Booker and Jennings had 14 points apiece.Clemson trailed Virginia Tech by 14 points in the final four minutes before rallying in a 67-65 loss this past Saturday. The Tigers have lost three in a row.Maryland and Clemson were each looking to move up in the ACC after going 3-5 halfway through the league season.The Tigers expected a boost when Jennings, the 6-foot-9 starting forward, returned after missing the past two defeats because of academic suspension. Little, though, -- not even coach Brad Brownell bobblehead night -- seemed to help Clemson's shooting touch in the first half of this one.The Tigers were a dreadful 6 of 23 shooting at one point and needed to make four of their final eight shots simply to get above 30 percent. Clemson missed all seven of its 3-point attempts and Young, their leading scorer, was 1 of 5 for 2 points in the first 20 minutes.Plus, Clemson had no answer for Stoglin, the ACC's leading scorer at 21.7 points a game. Maryland's sophomore guard freely drove the lane for baskets and showed his range with an on-target floater for a 3 as the shot clock was winding down.That 3-pointer with 4:58 left in the half broke an 18-all tie. Stoglin followed with a midcourt steal and breakaway layup. Mosley added a 3-pointer and the Terps took a 26-22 lead into the break.Clemson struggled to score in every way. The team was just 2 of 6 on free throws, including twice missing attempts to complete three-point plays.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-47 (.489)||22-63 (.349)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-11 (.727)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-17 (.588)||11-19 (.579)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
|» Feb 7, 2012||MD 64, @CLEM 62||Recap|
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Maryland snapped an 8-game road losing streak with a 2-point win at Clemson. The Terrapins hadn't won a true road game in just over a year (Jan. 30, 2011, at Georgia Tech).
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