Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 8, 2013

Terps shell Virginia Tech


Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Jake Layman scored 14 points to lift Maryland to a 60-55 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

Alex Len added 10 points for the Terrapins (17-6, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their second straight after losing games at Duke and at Florida State.

Len’s two free throws with 58.4 seconds left gave Maryland a 56-53 lead. After Virginia Tech’s Robert Brown missed a jumper in the lane, Maryland’s Nick Faust hit two free throws with 28 seconds left to make it 58-53.

The Hokies (11-11, 2-7) got two free throws from Erick Green with 9.6 seconds left to cut the lead to 58-55. But Seth Allen made one of two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to seal it for Maryland.

Virginia Tech, which lost its fifth straight, got a game-high 29 points from Green, who came in leading the nation in scoring at 25.2 points per game.