Maryland Vs. Georgia Tech: Jordan Williams Bounces Back As Terps Win, 74-63

Jordan Williams bounced back in a big way from his subpar game at Virginia, leading the Terps to a 74-63 win over Georgia Tech in a key ACC road game.

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Maryland Vs. Georgia Tech: Terps Down Yellow Jackets, 74-63, For Third Straight Win

The Maryland Terrapins got one big road win earlier in the week. Tonight, they got another, using a second-half surge to down Georgia Tech in Atlanta 74-63. The Terps now move to 14-7 and 4-3 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech falls to 10-10 and 3-4 in the ACC. The Terps are now in a four-way tie for fourth place in the league with Virginia Tech, Boston College and Clemson, one game behind Florida State and a game and a half behind North Carolina.

Jordan Williams led the way with 21 points and 13 rebounds, bouncing back strong from a poor performance against Virginia on Thursday. Sean Mosley bounced back from a number of poor performances to add 14 points, while Terrell Stoglin added 13. Glen Rice Jr. led the Yellow Jackets with 16 points and 13 rebounds, as the Terps held all-ACC performer Iman Shumpert to just 12 points on 5-12 shooting.

The Terps truly put the game away with two and a half minutes left. Daniel Miller missed a layup that would have brought the Yellow Jackets back to 67-63, and Cliff Tucker emerged from a scramble with the ball on a play that eventually led to a Williams layup to push the lead back to eight. On the ensuing Georgia Tech possession, Shumpert missed a layup, on a shot altered by Dino Gregory. Glen Rice Jr. then missed a layup on Georgia Tech's final gasp with just over a minute remaining, and Maryland closed it out with free-throw shooting.

Maryland took control of this game with a 10-0 spurt midway through the second half, taking a 61-48 lead with 10:04 to go. Freshman guard Pe'Shon Howard sparked the Terps during that stretch, driving for two layups and setting Williams up for a dunk to culminate the stretch. But the Yellow Jackets rallied, using a full-court press to throw off the Terps. They cut a 13-point lead down to four, but could get no closer.

Maryland next plays against reeling Duke at Comcast Center on Wednesday. The Blue Devils were defeated handily by St. John's earlier today, 93-78.


Maryland Vs. Georgia Tech: Jordan Williams Leads Terps To 35-34 Halftime Lead

A clear theme has emerged in the first half of this key ACC game between Maryland and Georgia Tech. It's the interior game of Maryland, led by Jordan Williams, against the perimeter game of Georgia Tech, led by Iman Shumpert. At halftime, the Terps have the upper hand, leading 35-34.

Williams is doing his part, with 11 points on 4-4 shooting. He has tailed off a bit after a strong start, mostly because the Terps haven't really looked for him in the post. He already has nine rebounds as well, dominating the smaller Yellow Jackets. In order to take advantage of him, though, Maryland needs to give him the ball, something that has plagued them often this year.

Shumpert, meanwhile, is not doing much, with just seven points, but he emerged with two key buckets late in the half. The attention Maryland has placed on him has freed up room for many others. Glen Rice Jr. is leading the way, with 10 points and 10 rebounds already, as Georgia Tech has managed to hang in despite shooting just 34 percent from the field. 

The winner of this game will move to 4-3 in the conference, which will tie them with Clemson, Virginia Tech and Boston College. 


Maryland Vs. Georgia Tech: Terps Look For Third Straight ACC Win

The Maryland Terrapins are coming off their most impressive performance of the season: a rare and substantial win in Charlottesville over the Virginia Cavaliers.

But the Terps shouldn't expect an easy time for them tonight against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who have been inconsistent this season, but remain undefeated at home in the ACC.

According to Testudo Times, this is a critical game for Maryland, with major NCAA Tournament implications.

Every game from here on out is nearly a must-win, but none is actually a must-win ... Anyway, Georgia Tech is a trap game along the lines of the Penn State game: these guys are good at home, they're dangerous, and they're overlooked. A win there doesn't look great, but a loss there looks pretty bad.

The Yellow Jackets may not have the scorers of years past, but they are an excellent defensive team this season, ranking 37th in the country in turnover percentage according to Terrapin Station. They are led by Iman Shumpert, a junior guard who averages 16.8 points and six rebounds per game.

The Terrapins are likely to turn once again to Jordan Williams, who failed to get a double-double last week for the first time in his career, seemingly.

The game tips off at 7:45 PM and can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet.

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