The Terps traveled to Boston to play the Boston College Eagles and unfortunately came up on the short end of the stick again losing 76-72. With the win, the Eagles (16-9, 6-5) completed a season sweep of the Terps. Reggie Jackson (not the former Yankee but a 6’3 junior on the Eagles hoops team) scored a career high 31 points with 8 boards to help lead the Eagles to the victory. Coming into the game, the Eagles had lost five of seven in ACC play after starting 3-0. The Terps were led by Dino Gregory with 15 and Pe’Shon Howard and Terrell Stoglin had 14 a piece. However, Jordan Williams was held to 12 points and 8 boards.
It was a back and forth affair throughout with neither team taking more than an 8 point lead. At the half, the Terps were up 40-37 after trailing by seven in the first half. However, the Eagles battled back and were able to extend their lead to 8 at 60-52, but the Terps hung in the game. At the end of the game, the Terps battled back to cut the lead to 70-66 but were never able to get any closer as Jackson was an assassin nailing a trey with 59 seconds left.
With the loss, Maryland (16-9, 5-5) is still stuck in the middle of the ACC pack and has not been able to notch any quality victories over the top of the ACC heap: Duke, UNC, Florida State, Boston College, and Virginia Tech. The Terps need victories and probably need to get to 9 or 10 wins in ACC play for a chance to dance.