Maryland Tops NC State 75-67 In ACC 1st Round
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Jordan Williams had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Maryland beat North Carolina State 75-67 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Dino Gregory added 11 points for the seventh-seeded Terrapins (19-13), who snapped a three-game losing streak and led the entire night. Maryland led by 17 points in the first half and never let the 10th-seeded Wolfpack (15-16) get closer than six in the second half, earning a matchup with fifth-ranked Duke in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Tracy Smith had 14 points to lead N.C. State, which had a miserable shooting performance in what could be the final game for fifth-year Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe. N.C. State shot 34 percent, including 2-for-17 from 3-point range, and couldn’t pull off the same kind of magic they had in a pair of deep ACC tournament runs under Lowe.
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