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02/07/2013 11:35 PM EST
Maryland defeats Virginia Tech 60-55
MARYLAND 60, VIRGINIA TECH 55
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Jake Layman scored 14 points to lift
Maryland to a 60-55 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday
Alex Len added 10 points for the Terrapins (17-6, 5-5 Atlantic
Coast Conference), who won their second straight after losing
games at Duke and at Florida State.
Len's two free throws with 58.4 seconds left gave Maryland a
56-53 lead. After Virginia Tech's Robert Brown missed a jumper
in the lane, Maryland's Nick Faust hit two free throws with 28
seconds left to make it 58-53.
The Hokies (11-11, 2-7) got two free throws from Erick Green
with 9.6 seconds left to cut the lead to 58-55. But Seth Allen
made one of two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to seal it for
Virginia Tech, which lost its fifth straight, got a game-high 29
points from Green, who came in leading the nation in scoring at
25.2 points per game.
The senior guard hit just 10 of 23 from the floor for the
cold-shooting Hokies, who shot just 33.8 percent for the game
(22 of 65). Maryland came into the game ranked fourth nationally
in field-goal percentage defense at 36.3 percent.
Maryland had a balanced attack, with five players scoring more
than seven points. James Padgett and Dez Wells scored eight
points each and Allen had seven.
The Hokies' only other double-figures scorer was Cadarian
Raines, who scored 14.
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