Wednesday night in Atlantic Coast Conference play was just what the Maryland Terrapins (11-5, 1-2 ACC) needed heading in to a tough game Saturday afternoon. The Terps traveled to Winston-Salem, N. Car. to face the struggling Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-10, 0-2) in their second consecutive conference road game.
Coming off of a close loss to Duke Sunday night, the Terps were desperate for a victory. Maryland was able to roll over Wake to the tune of 74-55. Jordan Williams recorded his 10th consecutive double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds after a slow start. Williams did most of his damage at the line, going 9-for-14.
Although Williams was solid from the line, the Terps, as a whole, once again struggled from the charity stripe. The team went 17-for-33 which must improve if the Terps want to win more games later in the season and go in to the NCAA Tournament.
Senior Cliff Tucker led the team in scoring with 21 points off the bench. Since being benched in favor of freshman Terrell Stoglin, Tucker has been terrific.
This was a much needed conference win for the young Terrapins who will now take on the Villanova Wildcats Saturday.