Virginia Tech 74, Maryland 57

Virginia Tech opened the game with a 12-0 run, got a career-high

24 points from Erick Green and coasted to a 74-57 victory over

Maryland on Thursday night.

Malcolm Delaney scored 19 points for the Hokies, who never

trailed in winning for only the fourth time in 20 games at

Maryland. Virginia Tech (12-5, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) has

won eight of nine, seven by double figures.

Green, a sophomore guard, went 12 for 16 from the field and the

Hokies shot 54 percent against the nation’s sixth-ranked defense in

field goal percentage.

The Terrapins (11-7, 1-3) couldn’t recover from their awful

start. Jordan Williams had 11 points and 11 rebounds to tie Len

Elmore’s school record of 12 straight double-doubles, but the

sophomore forward made only one basket in the decisive first


Cliff Tucker led Maryland with 13 points and Adrian Bowie had


A layup by Green put the Hokies up 53-36 with 14:32 left. After

the Terrapins used four straight baskets by Tucker to close to

61-53 with 7:15 to go, a free throw by Victor Davila and a layup by

Green began a 9-2 spree that put the game out of reach.

Terps coach Gary Williams unveiled a new starting lineup, and

the results were disastrous. Freshman guard Pe’Shon Howard and

Tucker replaced Bowie and Terrell Stoglin.

After the Hokies made their first four shots to take a 10-0

lead, Williams called timeout and promptly put Stoglin and Bowie

into the game.

Bowie made Maryland’s first basket, a 3-pointer. Minutes later,

Bowie and Stoglin sank successive shots from beyond the arc to get

the Terrapins to 17-13.

That’s as close as Maryland would get.

Davila and Green made back-to-back dunks to spark a 9-2 spurt

that made it 26-15, and a three-point play by Manny Atkins upped

the margin to 12 points.

It was 40-29 at halftime.