(17) Maryland 67

(10-2, 0-1 ACC)

Virginia Tech 77

(10-2, 1-0 ACC)

    1:00 PM ET, January 2, 2005

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    #17MD 26 4167
    VT 36 4177

    Mason leads Virginia Tech to upset of Maryland

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Carrie Mason had 16 points for Virginia Tech, which hung on to upset No. 17 Maryland 77-67 in the Hokies' Atlantic Coast Conference debut on Sunday.

    Maryland (10-2) whittled a 17 point-deficit to 67-65 with just over 2 minutes left. Shay Doron missed the front end of a 1-and-1 foul shot for Maryland, and Virginia Tech center Erin Gibson came right back with a basket to put the Hokies up by four.

    Kirby Copeland followed a 3-point play to build the lead to seven with 1:15 left. Her free throw started a parade at the line, and Virginia Tech made 6-of-7 down the stretch.

    Erin Gibson had 14, Britney Anderson 12, Dawn Chriss 11, and Copeland finished with nine for the Hokies.

    Maryland freshman center Crystal Langhorne had 23 points and Doron added 17.

    The Hokies (10-2) broke out to an early 14-6 lead with the help of a pair of 3-point baskets from Mason. Maryland pulled to 29-25 with 5:20 remaining in the first half. Mason capped a 7-1 run to end the half with another 3-pointer for Tech's 36-26 lead at the break.

    Chriss gave Tech a 17-point lead with a jumper at 16:24 of the second half. From that point, the Terrapins outscored the Hokies 34-19 over the next 14 minutes.

    The victory was the Hokies second over a ranked opponent in the last two weeks. They beat then-No. 12 Texas Tech 71-70 in overtime on Dec. 19.

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