March 8, 2012
Tipping Off: Maryland improved to 17-14 overall while Wake Forest fell to 13-18 ... the Terps have won six straight over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament ... Maryland advanced to the quarterfinals for the fourth straight year, where it will face No. 1-seed North Carolina Friday at noon ... Maryland is 4-5 all-time as the No. 8 seed and is 6-3 all-time in the first round ... the Terrapins improved to 45-54 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
Stoglin Leads the Way: Terrell Stoglin had an excellent all-around game, finishing with a game-high 25 points, a career-high seven rebounds, a game-high tying four assists and two steals. His 25 points were the most by a Maryland player in an ACC Tournament game since John Gilchrist had 26 in the ACC Championship win over Duke on 3/14/2004. Stoglin now has 21 20-point games this season (Terps are 14-7 in those game)... It was also the first time a Terrapin has led the team in points, rebounds and assists in a game since Jordan Williams did it against NC State in last year's first round of the ACC Tournament (3/10/2011).
Profit-Like: Nick Faust poured in a career-high 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting, marking the most points by a Maryland freshman in an ACC Tournament game since Laron Profit also had 19 in an 82-69 win over Duke on 3/8/1996. The freshman has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games and is averaging 13.8 ppg over that span.
Making a Run: After Wake Forest took its last lead of the game (28-27 with 4:16 left in the 1st half), Maryland went on a 9-3 run to end the half and a 25-7 run that took it to the under-16 timeout in the second half.
Out on the Break: Maryland set a season high with 18 fast-break points, while holding Wake Forest to seven. The Terps' previous high in that category was 15 (vs. Albany, 12/28/11; at Miami, 2/1/12).
Sharing the Ball: The Terps finished with 18 assists, the most against a conference opponent this season and the second-most overall (19 vs. Albany, 12/28/11). Stoglin and Sean Mosley had four each to lead the way, while Mychal Parker had three and Faust, James Padgett and Alex Len had two each.
First-half notes: After trailing early in points in the paint, Maryland surged ahead for a 22-14 advantage in that category by halftime ... the Terps also had 12 fast-break points to five for Wake Forest, a 5-0 advantage in bench points and a 6-4 advantage in second-chance points ... Maryland held a 19-12 edge on the boards, including 5-2 on the offensive end ... all five Terrapin starters had scored by the under-16 timeout ... seven different Terps scored while Wake Forest got all 31 of its points from three players (C.J. Harris, Travis McKie, Nikita Mescheriakov)
Second-half notes: Maryland outscored Wake Forest 46-29 while shooting 57.7 percent from the field ... the Terps had a 20-12 edge on the boards in the half ... Stoglin had 16 of his 25 points in the half ... Maryland outscored Wake Forest 22-14 in the paint to finish with a 44-28 advantage.
Tidbits: Maryland's largest lead over Wake Forest was 29, marking its largest lead over an opponent this season (previously 23 vs. Cornell, 1/3/12) ... Maryland's 82 points were its third most this season, behind only 83 vs. Albany (12/28/11) and 86 in the 2OT loss at Miami (2/1/12) ... Jonathan Thomas' 12 minutes were his most since playing 16 vs. Iona (11/20/11).
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