The Terps – BC game was on ESPNU, which I don’t subscribe to, so I’ll give you a quick rundown of Maryland’s 70-65 victory from the TV highlights I saw and the game box score.
Gary Williams nailed down his 600th career win, good for a 7th place tie with Houston coach Tom Penders on the list of active coaches.
Maryland 15-8 (5-3 ACC) took a 36-34 lead into half time. BC went ahead briefly in the second half, but, fueled by a 10-0 run, the Terps took a lead they never relinquished. BC cut the lead to 1 point with less than two minutes left, then Eric Hayes drained a three from the corner, his only points of the second half, to help seal the tough road win.
Greivis Vasquez had a strong game with 25 points, 8 assists and only 3 turnovers. James Gist added 23 points on 9-11 shooting and Bambale “boom” Osby had a good defensive game with 5 blocked shots.
Once again, the Maryland starters carried most of the offense weight, scoring 65 of the 70 total points. They hit 9 of 19 shots from beyond the three point arc, and shot 52% overall for the game.
Maryland continues to distribute the ball well, with 18 assists (led by Vasquez’s 8) against just 10 turnovers.
John Oates led BC 12-9 (3-5 ACC) with a career high 21 points, including 5 for 5 from long range.
Maryland, who has won 8 of 10 in 2008, returns home Saturday night to take on 15-7 (4-4 ACC) NC State.