COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Jordan Williams scored 26 points, freshman Terrell Stoglin had 25 points and nine assists, and Maryland used a late surge to beat North Carolina State 87-80 Sunday night.
Senior forward Dino Gregory had a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins, who have won eight straight over the Wolfpack. Maryland (17-10, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) had only two turnovers in the second half and went 19 for 20 at the foul line.
Tracy Smith scored 19, C.J. Leslie had 17 and Scott Wood added 15 for the Wolfpack (14-12, 4-8).
The game was tied at 71 before Maryland guard Sean Mosley made a layup, Stoglin sank two free throws and Mosley scored on a drive. After a turnover by North Carolina State, Mosley made a pair of foul shots to make it 79-71 with 3 minutes remaining.
Before the game, Maryland honored former standout guard Greivis Vasquez by hanging his No. 21 jersey from the rafters of the arena. The Terrapins could have used someone with his ability to hit a long-range jumper, because Maryland didn't even attempt a 3-pointer until Mosley clanged one off the rim with 7:24 left.
It would be Maryland's only try from beyond the arc, but it didn't matter because Williams and Gregory were dominant inside.
Maryland trailed 50-45 before Pe'Shon Howard - the current No. 21 on the roster - made two free throws to spark a 14-8 spree that put the Terrapins in front with 13:16 left.
After that, neither team led by more than three points until Mosley started Maryland's decisive run.
Wood connected three times from beyond the arc, Leslie scored 11 points and the Wolfpack forced 10 turnovers in going up 40-38 at halftime.
The Terrapins led 33-24 before Wood drilled successive 3-pointers during a 14-0 run that gave the Wolfpack their first lead since 3-0. Leslie had two baskets during the surge, which was fueled by five Maryland turnovers.
After missing five shots on their first possession, the Terrapins missed only seven more during the entire first half. Williams had 15 points at halftime on 7-for-7 shooting.
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