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Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 0.9 seconds left, giving Maryland a stunning 51-50 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State on Wednesday night.
Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1 Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop. After the Wolfpack failed on a desperation heave on the other end, thousands of students in the sellout crowd stormed the court to celebrate Maryland's first win over a ranked team since March 3, 2010, against No. 4 Duke.
Len, with 10 points, was the only Terrapin to score in double figures.
Maryland (14-3, 2-2 ACC) has won 10 of 11 against the Wolfpack (14-3, 3-1), including five in a row at home.
Lorenzo Brown scored 17 points for NC State, which had won 10 straight overall.
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The vibe in Comcast Center throughout Wednesday night was that Maryland badly needed to beat North Carolina State. You might even say the Terrapins collective backs were against the wall.
They were 0-2 in the ACC and trailing by a point ready to inbound the ball near midcourt with 5 seconds left on a night when scoring was at a premium. Surely they were headed...
Since Mark Turgeon came to Maryland last year as
head coach the Terrapins have not had a big win to claim.
“All week Coach talked about making a mark in
history.” Maryland guard Seth Allen said.
“I didn't come here to be mediocre,
and I don't think the players came here to be mediocre.” Turgeon said.
So here is Maryland’s chance Wednesday
night to reappear...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 00.9 seconds left, giving Maryland a stunning 51-50 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State on Wednesday night.
Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1 Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop. After the Wolfpack failed...
North Carolina State played excellent defense, never let down after falling into an early hole and staged a fine comeback in the second half.
Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to offset an uncharacteristically miserable offensive showing by the best-shooting team in the country.
Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 00.9 seconds left, giving...
Alex Len and Maryland will be looking to end a two-game losing streak tonight in College Park against NC State. Here is a quick preview of the Terps.
COLLEGE PARK, MD -- When the clock expired on Maryland's 51-50 victory over North Carolina State on Wednesday night, a swarm of students quickly overflowed the Comcast Center court in a sea of celebration.
That any student body would rush the court after beating the Wolfpack is an obvious sign that the NCSU program has ascended to a significant level of respect. That doesn...
Alex Len lays in game-winner to beat No. 14 NC State. [Testudo Times]
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Game Sim nearly nailed both games last night, predicting a Miami 1 point victory and a Maryland 4 point win. Of course, it couldn't have predicted the bizarre ends of either game. NC State loses on a airball from Pe'Shon Howard that finds its way into Alex Len who drops it in at the buzzer. Boston College is called for a bogus offensive foul only to have Olivier Hanlan...