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 Maryland a stunning 51-50 victory over the 14th-ranked Walfpack 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 at the other end, thousands of students in the sellout crowd poured onto the court after the final buzzer to mark Maryland's first win over a ranked team since March 3, 2010, against No. 4 Duke.
Lorenzo Brown scored 17 points for NC State (14-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and C.J. Leslie had 13. The Wolfpack came in leadi...