Maryland rallies late to shock Georgetown, 76-75
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(AP) Melo Trimble scored 22 points, including two free throws with 7.6 seconds left, and Maryland made up a nine-point deficit in the closing minutes to beat Georgetown 76-75 Tuesday night.
Georgetown led 65-56 with 3:52 remaining before the Terrapins used a game-ending 20-10 run to win this duel between neighboring rivals.
Maryland (2-0) limited the Hoyas (1-1) to 16 field goals but was outscored 37-17 at the foul line. The Terps won despite going 7 for 27 from beyond the arc and being whistled for 32 fouls.
It was 75-72 when Trimble scored on a drive to get Maryland within a point. A turnover by the Hoyas followed, and Trimble was fouled while receiving the long inbound pass.
After he made both foul shots, freshman Kevin Huerter blocked a driving shot by Jagan Mosely just before the final buzzer.
The Terps stormed the court to celebrate a victory that seemed out of reach only minutes earlier.
Maryland: The Terps showed vast improvement from their disappointing showing against American, proving evidence that this freshman-laden team will get better as the season progresses.
Georgetown: The Hoyas received an ideal tune-up for the rigorous, physical play that lies ahead in the Big East. Georgetown’s 37 for 42 performance at the foul line showed it knows how to take advantage of an overly aggressive defense. They so need work at closing games.
Maryland resumes play Thursday night at home against St. Mary’s (Md.) College, a Division III school that competes in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Georgetown faces visiting Arkansas State on Thursday night at McDonough Arena, the team’s on-campus facility.