The final result was closer than it should have been, but Maryland advanced to the second round of the ACC tournament last night by beating N.C. State, 75-67. Jordan Williams carried the load offensively, scoring 16 points and adding 13 rebounds.
But the sloppy Terps committed 15 turnovers, allowed the Wolfpack to grab 17 offensive rebounds and showed no killer instinct as the Wolfpack whittled their lead down to six points in the final minute.
"The positive thing is we won, and believe me, that's important," Maryland coach Gary Williams told reporters after the game. "And now we feel good in preparation."
The Terps now face a short turnaround. They play the fifth-ranked Duke Blue Devils in the second round of the ACC tournament tonight. Duke has looked vulnerable lately, but Maryland will still need to play a near-perfect game to pull off the upset and keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive.
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