Miami Falls to Maryland, 73-68
Jan. 31, 2009
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.
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.