Tech Drops A Tough One At Home

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Bambale Osby scored 18 points, including two key
free throws with 16.9 seconds left and Landon Milbourne added 16
points to lead five Maryland players in double figures and the
Terrapins beat Georgia Tech 88-86 today in an Atlantic Coast
Conference game, ending the Yellow Jackets three game winning
Maryland (14-8, 4-3 ACC), winning its fourth in five games and
eight of 10, also got 14 points from James Gist and Eric Hayes and
Greivis Vasquez added 13.
Georgia Tech (10-10, 3-4) was led by Zach Peacock, who had 18
points. Matt Causey added 12 and D'Andre Bellhad had 11 points.
Tech got within 85-82 on six straight points by Peacock with
1:05 left, then got the ball back when the Yellow Jackets' Alade
Aminu blocked a layup by Vazquez with 35 seconds remaining.
Anthony Morrow badly missed a 3-point attempt to tie it with 19
seconds left and Osby made a pair of free throws -- his only points
of the second half -- for a n 87-82 lead with 16.9 seconds left.
Tech had another slim chance when Jeremis Smith scored a basket
to get within 87-84 with 8.7 seconds left and Vazquez missed two
free throws with 7.7 seconds left.
Tech's Causey was fouled with 2.5 seconds left and made the
first to make it 87-85. He tried to miss the second on purpose but
it hit the backboard and went in to make it 87-86. Vazquez was
fouled and made one of two with a second left for the final of
The Yellow Jackets fell behind by 12 again at the start of the
second half as Gist scored five straight points for a 53-41 lead.
But Tech managed to get back in it and trailed by only 65-63 with
12:11 left on a basket by Causey and never got closer than six
until the final minute.
Maryland leads the series 34-33 between the two schools,
including six straight.
The Terrapins jumped out to a 9-0 lead and extended its biggest
lead of the first half at 12 points to 36-24 before leading at
intermission 50-41. Tech never got closer than four points in the
opening half at 23-19 on a basket by Gani Lawal.
Osby, one of four Terrapins averaging in double figures for the
season, had 16 first-half points, exceeding his season-average of
11.5 points and eight rebounds. Milbourne added nine points.
Peacock had eight points off the bench to lead the Yellow
Jackets in the opening 20 minutes.

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