***Join us in the Turtle Power live chat at 2:30 as Maryland takes on the Clemson Tigers at Comcast Center.***
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Good afternoon from College Park as the Maryland Terrapins (11-7, 1-3 ACC) hope to erase the nightmare that occurred less than 48 hours ago in a humbling 74-57 loss to Virginia Tech, the Terps’ worst loss in the history of the Comcast Center.
Desperately needing a victory to boost their confidence — not to mention their NCAA tournament hopes — Maryland will face a tough test against Clemson (13-5, 2-2 ACC), winners of eight of their last nine and coming off a 75-65 loss at North Carolina (where the Tigers have never won). The Tigers are led by talented senior guard Demontez Stitt, who averages 13.3 points per game, and forward Jerai Grant, who scores 12.3 points and grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Despite the troubling loss to Virginia Tech on Thursday night, Jordan Williams posted his 12th straight double-double, matching Len Elmore’s school record set in 1973-74.
Maryland is currently tied for eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference and can ill afford their third straight loss to begin 1-4 in the conference.
This afternoon’s game can be seen on WNUV-TV 54 in the Baltimore area with Tim Brant and Cory Alexander providing the call. Join us in the Turtle Power live chat beginning at 2:30 and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@WNST) for the latest happenings from College Park.