Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/15/14
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Terrell Stoglin scored 24 points, James Padgett fueled a decisive second-half run, and Maryland squeezed out a 73-67 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Friday night. Back home after losing two of three in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, the Terrapins (3-2) overcame a slow start to hand the Eagles (2-4) their third straight loss. Florida Gulf Coast trailed 36-30 shortly after halftime before Padgett scored five successive points in a 16-6 spree that made it 52-36 with 13 minutes left. Stoglin had two free throws and a 3-pointer during the surge, and Berend Weijs capped it with a tip-in and jumper in the lane. After Florida Gulf Coast closed to 62-55, Padgett hit a short jumper and Nick Faust scored off his own steal to push the lead back to double-digits. The Eagles cut the gap to 70-66 with 47.6 seconds left but could not complete the comeback.
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