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.