The Terps played another strong road game beating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 74-63. With the Jackets undermanned in the paint, the Terps made a concerted effort to keep it down low. They outscored Tech 48-30 in the painted area. Jordan Williams led the way with 21 points and 15 boards getting back on track with double-doubles. At the half, the Terps led 35-34 with all their points coming in the paint or at the free throw line.
After halftime, the Terps came out strong continuing to pound the paint and were able to increase their lead to 8 with 15 to play. However, the Jackets fought back and were able to cut it to 51-48 but the Terps responded with a 10-0 run with 10 minutes to play. With about 8 minutes to play, the Jackets unleashed a full court press that rattled the Terps and were able to trim the lead to 4 but they were never able to get any closer as the Terps got crucial baskets when they needed them.
Georgia Tech (10-10, 3-4 ACC) was led by Glen Rice Jr with 16 points and Iman Shumpert coming off a triple double his last time out had 12 points but struggled a lot of the evening.
There were many positive signs coming from Maryland (14-7, 4-3) in Atlanta including shooting 75% from the charity stripe which has been a bugaboo for the Terps all year as they are last in the ACC in free throw percentage. Stoglin gave the Terps some added scoring punch with 13 points and Sean Mosley added 16 points. The Terps now come home to Comcast Center on Wednesday night to play Duke at 9 PM. The Devils come off a beat down at the hands of St. John’s at the Garden, 93-78.