With just one conference win in three chances so far this season and a lack of impressive wins on their tournament resume, the Maryland Terrapins needed a big win. Within five minutes of the opening tipoff, the Terps had already lost their opportunity.
Erick Green's hot shooting night put the nail in Maryland's coffin early and the Hokies left Comcast Center with a 74-57 victory.
Green led the Hokies with 24 points on 12-16 shooting. Malcolm Delaney had 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds, while Victor Davila had 13 points.
For the Terps, Cliff Tucker had 12 points, Jordan Williams had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Adrian Bowie had 10 points off of the bench,
Virginia Tech started the game on a 12-0 run and led throughout the game. The Terps cut the lead to four, but never got closer than eight for the rest of the first half as the Hokies pulled away. In the second half, the Hokies found themselves up 53-36 after entering halftime leading 40-29. Maryland would get no closer than eight once again and faded out as the game came to a close.
Maryland is now 1-3 in ACC play in a four-way tie with Miami, N.C. State and VIrginia. The Terps won't have much to think about Thursday's loss since Clemson comes to College Park Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. game.