Maryland

Holsey Leads Georgia Tech Past Maryland 63-61

View Comments
Terps logo

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

ATLANTA (AP) — Sophomore Kammeon Holsey recorded his first double-double of his career with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia Tech used stifling defense in the second half to beat Maryland 63-61 on Saturday.

The win was just the second in the past 13 games for the Yellow Jackets (10-18, 3-11 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Offensively, Georgia Tech had a balance performance with six players who scored at least seven points.

Georgia Tech, which lost 56-37 to Clemson Tuesday while scoring fewer points than in any game since 1980, was missing leading scorer Glen Rice Jr., who remains suspended, and reserve center-forward Nate Hicks, who is recovering from mononucleosis.

Yellow Jackets center Daniel Miller added 10 points and four second-half blocked shots.

The Terrapins made just 7-of-30 shots in the second half, but still managed to regain the lead when Terrell Stoglin — the ACC’s leading scorer with a 21.1-point average — pushed Maryland to a 56-55 lead on a driving layup through traffic with 2:02 left in the game. He led the Terps with 18 points, but made just 5-of-17 shots.

That lead didn’t last long.

Georgia Tech junior point guard Mfon Udofia, who was on the bench with four fouls as the Terrapins rallied to re-take the lead, countered with a drive of his own. His layup and the ensuing freethrow gave Tech a 58-56 lead with 1:43 left in the contest, and the Jackets never trailed from there.

Maryland made it interesting, however.

Soon after Stoglin was called for traveling, Georgia Tech guard Brandon Reed hit a 3-pointer for a five-point lead with 27 seconds to go.

Maryland center Alex Len threw down an uncontested dunk to pull the Terps within three points, 61-58, with 18 seconds left, and then Georgia Tech’s Jason Morris turned the ball over after that when he failed to inbound the ball within five seconds.

But Stoglin missed a 3-pointer seconds later, and Holsey rebounded with 11 seconds remaining. He made one of two free throws with 8 seconds left, and although Stoglin added a 3-pointer, the Jackets held on.

Morris had nine points for the Jackets, including 3-pointers on Tech’s first two possessions of the game, and Reed and Nick Foreman added eight points each.

Sean Mosley scored 16 points for Maryland, which made 6-of-9 from beyond the arc in the first half and just 1-of-5 after halftime.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,259 other followers