Terps keep tourney hopes alive
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"The sense of urgency was there," said
The loss also gave
The game was tied at 62-62 with 7:47 remaining after two free throws by Hodge, but
After the teams went three minutes without a point, Gilchrist scored six in a row for
Hodge then ended
Nik Caner-Medley missed a shot for the Terps with just over a minute left and the Wolfpack had two chances at the other end.
Smith was fouled and made the second of two free throws with 18.8 seconds remaining to give
Melvin forced up a three-pointer and missed badly. Smith took the rebound and hit the first of two free throws with 4.5 seconds left to seal the contest.
Hodge drained a three-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.
Gilchrist, who finished 8-of-15 from the field, did not start as punishment for arriving late to a team function.
The Terps opened a 17-6 edge early and led by as many as 17 in the first half. A three-pointer by
The Wolfpack continued to cut into the lead early in the second half and a three-pointer by
It remained tight over the next 7 1/2 minutes with neither team leading by more than three.