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Notes on Va. Tech 91, Maryland 83

I know that Terps fans feel there is something maddening about this year's team. Maryland often rises to the occasion -- it did again night against a senior-led Hokies team on Virginia Tech's home floor -- but can rarely seal the deal in close games.

It's at the end of games when I can't help but think back to last season. Maryland's three seniors (Vasquez, Hayes, Milbourne) seemed so in control in 2009-10 when it mattered most. This season's team lacks that late-game command. It was Virginia Tech's seniors -- Malcolm Delaney, Jeff Allen and Terrell Bell -- that willed their team to victory in this one.

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Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg: "We had zero turnovers in the second half until the last 30 seconds."

Maryland's Jordan Williams: "That's been the story of the year for us –can't get over the hump,"

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Doesn't it seems like Gary Williams is increasingly relying on freshman guards Terrell Stoglin and Pe'Shon Howard? Stoglin had 25 points and six assists in 28 minutes. Howard had 10 points and four assists in 30 minutes.

And how about this quote from Stoglin on Virginia Tech guards Delaney (22 points) and Erick Green (20 points): "Threy're pretty good, but I've played better guards before."

Stoglin isn't sounding or playing like a freshman.

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