Maryland, for much of the day, couldn‘t seem to shake the Yellow Jackets. Before a sellout crowd at Comcast Center, fans were treated to a great game and buzzer beater in the end by Cliff Tucker to grab sole possession of second place. Greivis Vasquez also made history tonight becoming the first player in ACC history with 2000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds.
For most of the first half, the Terps looked like they had things somewhat in order, leading Georgia Tech by a much as 6. However, they couldn’t put the Yellow Jackets away as they botched a few layups and free throws. Georgia Tech did have their way on the boards out rebounding Maryland in the first half and for the game. Greivis led all Maryland scoring with 18 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Hayes chipped in with 15 points and 5 assists.
The second half was much different in that Maryland looked tentative and momentum shifted to Georgia Tech. Tech, already with an advantage in rebounding seemed to step it up offensively. They were able to get key offensive rebounds and put points on the board. Hayes had great contributions in the second half, but again, the Terps could not break away from Georgia Tech thanks mainly to Derrick Favors. The Yellow Jackets did move ahead with 3 seconds left and it looked over until Hayes found Tucker for a three with 1.5 seconds left. Tucker hit the three and Maryland stole the win from Georgia Tech.
Maryland seems to be on a role now and will face Clemson this week at home. Maryland has an opportunity to keep their position in the ACC and grab a high seed in the ACC tournament if they continue to win.