Maryland 64, Clemson 62

Terrell Stoglin scored 27 points and helped Maryland hold off a

late Clemson rally in a 64-62 victory on Tuesday night.

The Terrapins (14-9, 4-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked like

they were in control, ahead 53-39 with 7:55 to go. That’s when the

Tigers (11-12, 3-6) went on a 19-6 run to cut the lead to a point

on Devin Booker’s two foul shots.

But Alex Len made a bucket and Stoglin followed with two foul

shots to put Maryland out front 63-59.

Clemson was down 64-62 with 1.7 seconds left, but Andre Young’s

desperation halfcourt heave bounced off the rim and the Terps broke

their two-game losing streak with their first ACC road win this

season.

Young led the Tigers with 15 points and made four

3-pointers.

Stoglin, the ACC’s leading scorer, ended 9 of 11 shooting with

four 3-pointers. It was the eighth time in nine league games

Stoglin’s scored 20 or more points.

Sean Mosley added 16 points.

Young had the opportunity to tie the game with Clemson trailing

61-58, but made only 1 of 3 free throws after getting fouled behind

the arc.

The Tigers were still in it when Milton Jennings hit his third

3-pointer of the second half with 2.8 seconds to go to make it

63-62. Mosley, though, made a foul shot and Young’s long-range

attempt was off the mark.

Booker and Jennings had 14 points apiece.

Clemson trailed Virginia Tech by 14 points in the final four

minutes before rallying in a 67-65 loss this past Saturday. The

Tigers have lost three in a row.

Maryland and Clemson were each looking to move up in the ACC

after going 3-5 halfway through the league season.

The Tigers expected a boost when Jennings, the 6-foot-9 starting

forward, returned after missing the past two defeats because of

academic suspension. Little, though, – not even coach Brad Brownell

bobblehead night – seemed to help Clemson’s shooting touch in the

first half of this one.

The Tigers were a dreadful 6 of 23 shooting at one point and

needed to make four of their final eight shots simply to get above

30 percent. Clemson missed all seven of its 3-point attempts and

Young, their leading scorer, was 1 of 5 for 2 points in the first

20 minutes.

Plus, Clemson had no answer for Stoglin, the ACC’s leading

scorer at 21.7 points a game. Maryland’s sophomore guard freely

drove the lane for baskets and showed his range with an on-target

floater for a 3 as the shot clock was winding down.

That 3-pointer with 4:58 left in the half broke an 18-all tie.

Stoglin followed with a midcourt steal and breakaway layup. Mosley

added a 3-pointer and the Terps took a 26-22 lead into the

break.

Clemson struggled to score in every way. The team was just 2 of

6 on free throws, including twice missing attempts to complete

three-point plays.