MIAMI 80, MARYLAND 66 – Last season, North Carolina had locker room issues which undermined a talented team. With freshman Terrell Stoglin and sophomore Jordan Williams in the spotlight, one has to wonder if the Terps’ upperclassmen are rebelling or are Gary Williams pieces just not fitting together?
Last night, Rion Brown scored 19 points while he and Malcolm Grant hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half to propel the Hurricanes to the win. Brown was 6 of 7 from 3-point range.
Grant, who finished with 16 points, made a 3-pointer to put Miami (18-12, 6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) up 69-56 with 6:06 remaining.
The Hurricanes later scored six unanswered points during a 1:22 span to seal it. Durand Scott’s basket gave Miami a 75-58 lead with 4:06 to play.
Scott scored 15 points and Reggie Johnson finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for Miami.
The Terrapins (18-12, 7-8) rallied from a 47-30 deficit early in the second half with a 15-3 spurt. Adrian Bowie and Terrell Stoglin each hit 3s during the run.
Stoglin led Maryland with 20 points.
Adrian Thomas, a sixth-year Miami senior, scored 12 points in his final regular-season home game.