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College basketball

Jackets snap Maryland hex

By Wire services
Published February 20, 2004

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jarrett Jack scored 21 and No.18 Georgia Tech earned an important victory at an unlikely venue, beating Maryland 75-64 Thursday night.

Clarence Moore and Will Bynum had 12 points each for the Yellow Jackets, who moved into a third-place tie with Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference by ending a nine-game losing streak at Maryland.

Georgia Tech (19-6, 6-5) was 1-4 on the road in the ACC and had dropped 12 of 16 overall against Maryland. But the Yellow Jackets never trailed in the second half in bouncing back from Saturday's loss at Virginia.

Travis Garrison scored a career-high 16 for the Terrapins (13-9, 4-7), who fell deeper into seventh place. It was a tough loss for a team fighting to extend the school's streak of 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Maryland got four points from leading scorer John Gilchrist and three from senior center Jamar Smith. Gilchrist went 1-for-7 from the field and Smith missed 11 of 12 attempts.

The Terrapins trailed 44-38 before Moore hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-2 burst that put the Yellow Jackets up by 13 with 11:56 left. Jack made successive 3-pointers during the spree, which took much of the life out of the sellout crowd of 17,950.

Maryland closed within 62-58 before a three-point play by Luke Schenscher with 3:02 left effectively ended the comeback.

The Terrapins were hurt by 15-of-25 free-throw shooting and a 3-for-20 performance from 3-point range.

Georgia Tech trailed 27-19 with five minutes left in the first half before Moore scored five in a 16-2 run that gave the Yellow Jackets their first lead.

Six players contributed to the spree.

[Last modified February 20, 2004, 01:31:57]


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