Maryland Vs. Boston College: Terps Can't Overcome A Second Half Surge From Eagles As They Fall 76-72

Thanks to a red hot Reggie Jackson (who scored 31 points) the Terps lost to B.C., one that really hurts their chances for an NCAA tournament bid.

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Maryland Vs. Boston College: Terps Can't Overcome A Second Half Surge From BC As They Fall 76-72

Despite playing a competitive game, the Maryland Terrapins were unable overcome Reggie Jackson and the Boston College Eagles, as they fell 76-72.

Jackson looked unstoppable at times, dropping 31 points against the Terps. It also didn't help that the Eagles as a team hit 10 three pointers in the game, including Jackson's 4 three pointers.

Despite a balanced offensive attack, the Terps were still unable to pull out the W. Five different Terps players were in double figures, with Dino Gregory leading the way with 15 points. But it was the Terps defense that let them down. They were giving up many open three point opportunities, and BC gladly took advantage of each of them. All that led to a  disappointing road loss.

For the Terps, they were unable to get their sixth win in the conference, and as a result, sit 5-5 in the ACC, now a half game behind BC. They're NCAA hopes certainly took a hit after today's game, and they know that thing won't get any easier as they will travel to Virginia Tech to face the Hokies. Yes, the very same Hokies who handed the Terps their worst loss in the history of Comcast Center earlier this season.

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Maryland Vs. Boston College: Terps Have 40-37 Edge At Halftime

Through one half in Boston, the Terps have a slight 40-37 edge over the Eagles.

The Terps have relied mostly on a balanced offensive attack, as BC has made a point to take out center Jordan Williams, who torched them for 27 points in their earlier matchup. So far in this game? Not so much. Williams has 4 points so far in this contest.

But that's not to say that the Terps are hurting offensively. Maryland's two leading scorers this half are Dino Gregory and freshman guard Pe'Shon Howard, who have each scored 9 points. Howards 9 points have all come on three pointers, as the freshmen has really stepped up in the first half when BC was looking to take control early.

The key for the Terps is pretty simple going forward: keep the offensive balance going, and try to establish Jordan Williams inside. If they can continue their production (with more contributions from Williams), the Terps have a chance to steal a win on the road.

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Maryland Vs. Boston College: Terps Begin Stretch Run On The Road Against Eagles

The Maryland Terrapins begin the home stretch of their season this afternoon when they travel to face the Boston College Eagles.

Maryland knows that every ACC game from now on will be critical to their postseason hopes.The Terps are currently sit at 5-4 in the ACC, a half game ahead of the Eagles.

In their previous matchup at Comcast Center, the Eagles beat the Terps 79-75 in their ACC opener. Despite the loss, sophmore center Jordan Williams scored a game high 27 points in that game.

The Terps know that if they want to earn an NCAA tournament bid, they will need to have a different result against the Eagles this time around. That starts with Williams, as usual, but they will also need other scorers besides him to help provide a more balanced attack. Unfortunately, the Terps have not yet developed a consistent secondary scorer, with Cliff Tucker looking like the closest thing they have to that. If he and other Maryland guards can help out, perhaps they can continue to find the offensive balance they found in their previous ACC game against Wake Forest.

Gary Williams and his squad knows it's now or never, and that journey to a potential tournament bid starts now.

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