Terrell Stoglin scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half leading Maryland to a 73-69 victory over Virginia Tech. The win enabled the Terps (13-7, 3-3 ACC) to snap a three game losing streak.
Sean Mosley scored 15 points for the Terps and James Padgett had eight points and eleven rebounds. Maryland almost blew a 15 point lead as the Hokies cut the lead to two points with five seconds left, but Stoglin made two foul shots with 3.6 seconds left to ice the win.
For Virginia Tech (12-9, 1-5 ACC), the loss was their sixth in seven games. The Hokies were led by Erick Green's 18 points. Dorenzo Hudson and Victor Davila each scored 14.
Maryland had a 36-21 lead early in the second half before the Hokies woke up. Hudson nailed two straight three pointers and the Hokies went on a 13-4 run that cut Maryland's lead to 40-34. Stoglin then drilled a three pointer for the Terps and hit another three and after Mosley stole the ball to put the Terps ahead by twelve 46-34.
But Virginia Tech would not quit. Jarell Eddie was a big reason as he made a three pointer, a three-point play and a pair of foul shots to cut into the Terps lead.
Up seven, Stoglin followed with a 3-pointer, and minutes later he made two free throws for a 58-46 lead with 6 minutes to go. Ballgame, right? No.
The Hokies scrapped and cut the Maryland lead to 60-55 with three minutes left. But Terrell Stoglin drilled a huge three pointer and with three free throws by Mosley with 1:09 left the Terps were up 66-58. Erick Green made two lay ups to bring the Hokies to within four at 66-62. But the Terps hit key free throws down the stretch and escaped with the victory.
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Before the game
Coach Turgeon watches his team warm up
Terps on defense
Terrell Stoglin drives to the basket
Terps on offense
Terrell Stoglin gets his shot off
Alex Len with two Hokies covering him
Maryland's Sean Mosley tries to get past Dorenzo Hudson
Sean Mosley looks for an open teammate
Virginia Tech's Erick Green gets his shot off
Maryland's Alex Len on defense
Pe'Shon Howard looks to stop the Hokies
Maryland's Nick Faust
Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson looks for Cadarian Raines
Pair of 5's: Dorenzo Hodson vs Nick Faust
Ashton Pankey with the rebound. He had eleven today
Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg. Always animated.
Virginia Tech's Robert Brown shoots as Berend Weijs defends
Dorian Finney-Smith looks to score as Ashton Pankey defends
Cadarian Raines looks to get around Berend Weijs
Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson and Jarell Eddie
Terrell Stoglin on defense for the Terps
Pe'Shon Howard brings the ball up as Erick Green defends
Alex Len blocks Victor Davila
Pe'Shon Howard looking for an open teammate here
One on one vs Marquis Rankin here
Long range jumper for the Hokies
Maryland's Terrell Stoglin leads the offense
Mychal Parker guarded by Jarell Eddie
Honorary Captain Laron Profit
Second half: Terrell Stoglin vs Erick Green
Tech on the move
Sean Mosley with a clutch hoop
Bombs away as Terrell Stoglin scores
Stoglin scores again
Mosley for three, bingo!
Six students dressed like Coach Turgeon.
Terrell Stoglin led all scorers with 28 points
James Padgett scores on Jarell Eddie
A foul was called here..on Sean Mosley! The Oscar goes to Dorenzo Hudson
What's the deal ref?
Pe'Shon Howard running the offense late in the game
Up five, Terrell Stoglin hits a huge three pointer putting the Terps up eight!
Coach Turgeon is pumped after Stoglin's three. Love his emotion!
Hokies won't quit
Erick Green missed the three here
Nick Faust defends Dorenzo Hudson late in the game
Victor Davila scores for the Hokies
James Padgett stops Victor Davila
Tech scores late
Sean Mosley inbounds the ball
Mosley wonders about the ref's dubious call against the Terps
Tech still fighting.
They lept chipping away at the Maryland lead
Sean Mosley was clutch all day, he had 15 points for the Terps
Students urging Sean Mosley on before his free throws
Mosley made all of his free throw attempts today. Clutch here late.
Terps sense victory
Game over! Terps hang on 73-69
Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon addressed the media after the game.
I thought we were great defensively. The first 20 minutes we really prepared well. I think in the last eight days we've gotten so much better as a team. A lot of it is preparation; I think we really guarded their sets well. In the second half they spread us and we weren't quite as good, but we were still pretty good in that stretch. I thought our execution was better than it has been. Quite frankly, I think up until the 38-minute mark we were as good as we've been this year. It felt very comfortable when we had double-digit leads and the guys were playing well, but true to course the way we are, we had to make it interesting. Giving up layup after layup and we missed free throws, but give credit to them because they had a lot of fight in them. We had one bad turnover against the press and besides that I think we handled it pretty well. I'm proud of our group, it was a great win for us. Any win is a good win. We are 3-3 in the league and we're heading in the right direction which I'm happy about. It shows in the way we play.
[Terps as a young team]I think it's a young team. I think it's a lack of concentration which I think is because of a lack of experience and the gumption to get it done at a high level. I hope that the things you're seeing us do this year you won't see us doing later this year or in the future. We were up 10 at the 3-minute time out, our goal was to win by 16 points. How do you do that? You execute, you make free throws and you get stops. It's a good win from a young team.
[Terrell Stoglin] He's gotten better. His last three games coming into this game were better. I thought he was a little selfish in the first half; we took him out twice because of his shot selection. But he's got a will to win. He hit those back-to-back three's for us and those were huge. But I don't like zero assists and 5 turnovers and I don't like 7-16 either. But, that's who we are, with that said I think we executed better and we have been getting better. We don't get assists because when we throw it in the post, our guys dribble like nine times before they shoot it. But we are executing and we're getting it to the post; which to me is a coach's assist, which is still doing the same thing.
[Team Improvement] I started getting after them after we lost to Florida State because I don't think we played well down there especially in the second half. We're doing the same things. They went into the showers after that game laughing and joking, and it's not that way. I don't care about winning and losing but they know better than that. We talked about giving more and preparing harder, doing what you're doing, and being a better teammate. But, it has been pretty intense and I think that you can see that. I think you see a team that really cares about each other. Our preparation for the last three games has been off the charts, and this one has by far been the best. It showed by the way we defended and our preparation. I don't want to brag about them too much because we've had three games in one week and we lost two of them. It's a lot more fun to be around and it's a lot more fun to coach. I'll give credit to my wife, who went to Penn State, and mother-in-law, was something Joe Paterno said in an article, "Hustle and good things will happen." So, my thought for the day yesterday was, "Have fun, hustle and good things will happen." That was our approach the past two days. "Have fun, hustle and good things will happen." And they did.