Feb. 17, 2009
CLEMSON, S.C. - Forward Landon Milbourne led three Maryland double-figure scorers with 13 points, but the Terrapins fell short at No. 13 Clemson, 93-64, Tuesday night in the Tigers' Littlejohn Coliseum.
Guard Greivis Vasquez and forward Dave Neal chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Terrapins (16-9, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference). Guard Adrian Bowie tallied a game-high seven assists, and Sean Mosley added a team-high seven rebounds, as Maryland lost for just the second time in its last five contests.
Milbourne, who tied his career high with 23 points in Maryland's win over Virginia Tech last Saturday, has led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 11 occasions this season, including six times during conference play.
Forward Jerome Burney, seeing his first game action since returning from a foot injury, contributed two points, three rebounds and two assists off the bench for Maryland, which will play three of its five remaining ACC contests at home.
Playing with solid energy, the Terrapins kept the game tight into the second half, pulling to 36-33 shortly after halftime. But the Tigers managed to seize momentum down the stretch thanks to clutch shooting and inspired play by Trevor Booker.
Booker finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds and Terrence Oglesby had 16 points to lead Clemson, which had six scorers reach double figures. The Tigers (21-4, 7-4 ACC) bounced back from a loss to Virginia two days earlier.
The Terps return to action Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when they play host to No. 3 North Carolina in Comcast Center. The game will be televised by ABC.
Material from the Associated Press contributed to the story.