Until the very end of the first half of the ACC Tournament first round game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, things were extremely competitive. Wake was very good in much of the first half, but slipped a bit at the end of the period. Maryland carried their momentum from the end of the first into the second, pulling away from Wake Forest with a great second half performance, leading to a 82-60 victory.
The Demon Deacons were poor defensively in the second half and didn't shoot well enough from the floor to make up for it. Maryland shot 54 percent from the floor, while Wake shot just 40 percent. Maryland's Terrell Stoglin had an excellent game, and led all scorers with 25 points.
Maryland moves on to face the No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels in the quarterfinals on Friday.
For more on the two teams, head over to Maryland Terrapins blog Testudo Times and Wake Forest Demon Deacons blog Blogger So Dear. For coverage throughout the tournament, keep it on our ACC Tournament StoryStream.