The Maryland Terrapins were well on their way to a blowout loss to Virginia Tech that may have killed their fading NCAA Tournament chances. Then, Terrell Stoglin checked in and saved the day. The freshman guard has 15 points off the bench as the Terps have rallied from an early 10-point deficit to take a 44-41 lead at halftime.
Stoglin entered the game with the Terps trailing 22-12 and immediately made an impact. He scored his 15 points in 13 minutes, slicing to the basket and pushing the ball in transition. Senior guard Cliff Tucker joined him, scoring 10 points off the bench to carry Maryland to the lead at the end of the half. The Terps also switched to a zone defense that confused the Hokies after a fast start.
Terrell Bell and Erick Green have nine apiece for Virginia Tech, while Malcolm Delaney has eight. Foul trouble is an issue for both clubs. Delaney, Victor Davila and Jeff Allen have two apiece for Virginia Tech, while Jordan Williams has two for Maryland.
Both teams desperately need a win to strengthen their NCAA Tournament resumes. Virginia Tech is 16-7 and 6-4 in the ACC, while Maryland is 16-9 and 5-5 in the league.