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Terps fail first ACC test with loss to Boston College

Maryland, which didn't lose an Atlantic Coast Conference game at home all last season, dropped its first conference game of the new season, 79-75, to Boston College despite a career-high 27 points from center Jordan Williams.

The Eagles won by shooting 7-for-12 on 3-pointers in the second half. They made 13 3s in the game.

With the Terps trailing 78-75, Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin (14 points on 6-for-17 shooting) missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 17 seconds left.

Boston College's Corey Raji made a free throw for the final margin.

The Terps (7-4) missed three critical free throws in the final moments -- one by Stoglin and two by Cliff Tucker.

Maryland was also hurt by shooting 3-for-17 on 3s.

There were 16 lead changes in the game.

Boston College (8-2) was led by Biko Paris with 22 points.

Williams topped his career high of 26 points. Maryland co-captain Dino Gregory matched his career high with 14 points. He made his first five field-goal attempts of the game.

jeff.barker@baltsun.com

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