Terps trounce Eagles

Terps trounce Eagles
February 17, 2012, 4:23 am
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Terrell Stoglin scored 19 of his 24 points in the decisive first half, and Maryland cruised to an 81-65 victory over struggling Boston College on Thursday night.

Stoglin went 7 for 10 from the field before halftime and put the Terrapins in front for good by scoring 14 consecutive points over a three-minute span. The Atlantic Coast Conference scoring leader finished 5 for 8 from beyond the arc in his 18th game with at least 20 points.

Stoglin has 68 3-pointers this season, breaking the school record for a sophomore (Greivis Vasquez had 64 in 2007-08).

Maryland (15-10, 5-6) led by 19 with 13 minutes elapsed and 41-27 at halftime. After Boston College scored the first six points of the second half, three-point plays by Nick Faust and James Padgett ignited a 9-2 spree that made it 50-35.

The Eagles (8-18, 3-9) closed to 63-56 with three minutes left but could not complete the comeback.

Padgett scored 15, Faust had 14 and Sean Mosley added 13 to help Maryland notch its most lopsided win of the season

Freshman Ryan Anderson led Boston College with a career-high 22 points and Lonnie Jackson had 19. The Eagles have lost eight of nine and remain the only team in the ACC without a road win (0-7).

Anderson scored BC's first five points as the Eagles built a 10-4 lead. Stoglin then connected from long range, followed with a jumper in the lane and tacked on three straight 3-pointers to complete a very personal 14-0 run.

After Dennis Clifford made two foul shots for Boston College, the Terrapins resumed their long-range barrage. Faust, Mychal Parker and Mosley all drilled 3s, and a layup by Faust made it 29-12. At that point, Maryland was 11 for 15 from the field, including 6 for 8 beyond the arc.

It was 33-14 before Boston College got a pair of 3s from Jackson in an 8-0 burst. Mosley stemmed the surge by scoring in the lane and Stoglin added a layup.