When College of Charleston appeared on Maryland's schedule, nobody expected to be an easy game. And indeed, it wasn't. College of Charleston led for much of the second half, and looked like they would steal the win.
But that was before Pe'Shon Howard struck. The freshman guard hit a fadeaway jumper with three seconds left, and Maryland escaped with a 75-74 win tonight at Comcast Center. Howard, who scored 14 points in the game, nailed his shot with just enough time for College of Charleston to set up a final shot, but Andrew Goudelock couldn't hit a shot at the buzzer.
It didn't look like Maryland was going to win this game. The Terps shot just 5-18 from the free-throw line, and the final play didn't look all that complex. But Howard made a play, and the Terps held on.
Jordan Williams was Maryland's leader in the game, with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Cliff Tucker added 15 points, and Adrian Bowie had nine. Goudelock had 27 to lead College of Charleston, though he didn't do nearly as much in the final eight minutes.