VIRGINIA TECH 74, MARYLAND 57 – (AP) Virginia Tech used balanced scoring, led by a career night from Erick Green, to defeat Maryland at Comcast Center on Thursday night. With the win, the Hokies improve to 12-5 overall and 3-2 in ACC action. Maryland falls to 11-7 overall and 1-3 in league play.
The Hokies jumped out to a 12-0 lead less than four minutes into the contest and never trailed in the game. Tech took a 40-29 lead into the intermission and built the lead to as many as 17 points before Maryland cut the score to 61-53 with 7:15 remaining. The Hokies then held the Terps to just four points the remainder of the game to claim the 17-point victory.
Erick Green led all scorers with a career-high 24 points, fourteen coming in the first half. He also registered four steals in the win and made 12 of his 16 shots on the evening. Malcolm Delaney added 19 points and seven assists and Victor Davila chipped in 13 points on six of eight from the floor. Jeff Allen grabbed 10 rebounds for the Hokies, who out rebounded the taller Terps, 37-30.
Tech shot 53.6 percent from the field for the game, including 56.0 percent in the second half. The Hokies assisted on 14 of their 30 made shots and forced Maryland into 16 turnovers. Tech scored 42 of its 74 points in the paint.