It wasn't easy, but Maryland defeated the Clemson Tigers 79-77.
Jordan Williams extended his double-double streak to 13, with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Williams' 13 straight double-double's is now a school record, breaking Len Elmore's previous mark of 12 straight.
But Williams wasn't alone today, as three other Terps were in double digit figures. Adrian Bowie scored 13 points, as did freshman point guard Terrell Stoglin. Cliff Tucker was huge coming off the bench, chipping in with 15 points and hitting some huge shots when Clemson was poised to tie the game.
This game was certainly a back and forth affair, as every time the Terps looked like they were going to take a commanding lead, the Tigers would roar right back. Demontez Stitt scored 20 points and gave Maryland a scare in the waning moments of the game.
The Terps were unable to put away the Tigers late, and because of that, they allowed Clemson to attempt a last second game winning shot from halfcourt. The shot bounced off the backboard and missed the hoop, giving Maryland their first ACC win at home this season.
Maryland is now 2-3 overall in the ACC, and have breathed a little life into their hopes for an NCAA tournamid bid. Going forward it will be key for Maryland to notch wins against the lesser ACC opponents, and their next game will give them that chance. The Terps will travel to Charlottesville on Thursday as they will take on the Virginia Cavaliers.