COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland basketball family mourns the loss of Cliff Tucker from the class of 2011, who tragically lost his life Monday morning. He was 29 years old.
Tucker was a four-year member of the Maryland basketball program, playing in 131 career games – the 12th most in program history. He was one of the program’s most prolific three-point shooters, ranking in the top-20 all-time in three-point field goal percentage (.352).
Tucker’s legacy will be forever intertwined with one of the most iconic games in XFINITY Center history, as the El Paso, Texas native hit a buzzer beating three-pointer to defeat Georgia Tech on February 20, 2010. The victory was the third in a streak of seven straight wins in the final month of the season to help propel the Terrapins to a share of the 2010 ACC Regular Season title.
Tucker led the Terps in three-pointers made (41) as a senior, and was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams in 2009 and 2010 under Hall of Fame Head Coach Gary Williams.