7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2013
XFINITY Center, College Park, Maryland
Maryland upsets No. 14 North Carolina State on buzzer-beating tip-in
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- There might come a time in the near future when Maryland fans won't feel compelled to storm the court after a home win over the 14th-ranked team in the country.There was no holding them back on Wednesday night, however, because this celebration was long overdue.Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 00.9 seconds left, giving the Terrapins a stunning 51-50 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State.Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1 Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop. After the Wolfpack failed on a desperation heave at the other end, thousands of students in the sellout crowd poured onto the court after the final buzzer to mark Maryland's first win over a ranked team since March 3, 2010, against No. 4 Duke.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-61 (.311)||21-61 (.344)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-16 (.313)||3-18 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-12 (.583)||6-8 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||9 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|
|» Jan 16, 2013||@MD 51, NCST 50||Recap|
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