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Miami Falls to Maryland, 73-68

Miami Falls to Maryland, 73-68

Jan. 31, 2009

Final Stats

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Greivis Vasquez had 11 points and 10 rebounds, barely missing Maryland’s first triple-double since 1987, and the Terrapins defeated Miami 73-68 Saturday night.

Landon Milbourne scored 17 points and Dave Neal had 11 for Maryland (14-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which snapped a four-game losing streak to the Hurricanes (14-7, 3-5). The Terrapins committed only seven turnovers and scored 20 points off 16 Hurricane turnovers.

Vasquez finished one assist shy of the third triple-double in Terrapin history.

Jack McClinton led Miami with 18 points. James Dews added 13 for the Hurricanes, who have dropped three straight for the first time this season.

After McClinton’s one-handed slam set up a three-point play that tied the game at 29 with 17:59 remaining, Milbourne’s jumper ignited a 18-7 Maryland run for a 47-36 Maryland lead.

The Hurricanes managed to cut the Terps’ lead to five on several occassions — including after back-to-back three-pointers from Lance Hurdle with 1:08 to go. But Maryland converted 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to clinch the win.

Miami faces a difficult stretch ahead — taking on Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina — all teams that have been ranked No. 1 during this season. The Hurricanes take on the Demon Deacons at home at the BankUnited Center on Wed., Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.