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Terps fall to Clemson in 2 OT, 77-73

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In a game that was tight the entire way, the Maryland Terrapins once again came up short when it mattered most, falling to the Clemson Tigers in double overtime, 77-73.

The loss drops the Terps to 15-14 overall and 7-9 in the conference, meaning they will have to win their two final home games to avoid a losing record in ACC play. The team is also in danger of an overall losing record.

Like has been the case in the past several games, the Terps had numerous chances to snatch a victory in the final moments but failed to execute.

The team has now lost three of their past four games by four points or less, two of which came at the hands of Syracuse and Duke, who are both very ranked very high in the Top 25 polls. Maryland also lost a close game to Virginia and another one to Pittsburgh in recent weeks.

Maryland built a nine-point lead at one point in the first half, the largest margin between the two teams the entire game. Clemson quickly cut into that and eventually went to the locker room with a one point lead.

The frustration has to be reaching a boiling point. It appeared Mark Turgeon was extremely frustrated and upset with a three-point shot by Evan Smotrycz late in the game where he appeared to try to draw a foul as opposed to focus on making the basket.

Seth Allen led the team with 20 points while Smotrycz chipped in 19, including a game-tying three-pointer to force overtime. Dez Wells was once again very quiet in the first half and was unable to explode like in recent games in the second half and both overtime periods.

The Terps will host Virginia Tech Tuesday before play their last ACC regular season game against the conference champion Virginia Cavaliers at the Comcast Center Sunday.



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