ATLANTA --- The Maryland Terrapins may have closed the regular season playing some of their worst basketball in months, but that changed on Thursday afternoon.
The Terps used a 35-7 run spanning both halves to blow out Wake Forest 82-60 in the first round of the 59th ACC Tournament at Philips Arena.
Terrell Stoglin exploded in the second half and finished with 25 points. Nick Faust (19 points) was solid all day and the Terps simply crushed Wakes will.
With the victory, Maryland improved to 17-14 and will take on top-seed North Carolina Friday at noon. Wake finished its season at 13-18.
Here are both teams grades for their performances on Thursday:
Wake offense: After a solid stretch in the first half, the Demon Deacons struggled getting good looks, in part because they ran a poor offense and appeared to lose a lot of steam during the course of Marylands decisive run that began in the first half and ended well into the second. Wake shot 40.7 percent overall and 27.8 from 3-po...