Maryland stuns No. 14 North Carolina State 51-50

Maryland stuns No. 14 North Carolina State 51-50
January 16, 2013, 9:25 pm
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Maryland forward Charles Mitchell, center, celebrates with fans after defeating North Carolina State 51-50 in an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 00.9 seconds left, giving Maryland a stunning 51-50 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State on Wednesday night.

Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1 Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop. After the Wolfpack failed on a desperation heave on the other end, thousands of students in the sellout crowd stormed the court to celebrate Maryland's first win over a ranked team since March 3, 2010, against No. 4 Duke.

Len, with 10 points, was the only Terrapin to score in double figures.

Maryland (14-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won 10 of 11 against the Wolfpack (14-3, 3-1), including five in a row at home.

Lorenzo Brown scored 17 points for NC State, which had won 10 straight overall.