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Terps sting Tech with last-second 3-pointer

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Cliff Tucker hit a desperation 3-pointer as time expired, and Maryland survived a scare from Georgia Tech in a 76-74 victory Saturday that kept the Terrapins unbeaten at home in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

After Derrick Favors gave Georgia Tech the lead with a follow-up shot with 3 seconds left, Maryland called a timeout with 1.5 seconds to go and the ball at midcourt. The Terrapins worked the ball to Tucker, whose shot from the left corner found the bottom of the net, setting off a celebration at the sold out Comcast Center.

The wild finish overshadowed a milestone performance by Maryland senior Greivis Vasquez, who scored 18 to become the sixth player in school history to reach the 2,000-point mark.

Vasquez is the first ACC player to have at least 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds. He now has 2,013 points to trail only Juan Dixon, Len Bias, Albert King, Adrian Branch and John Lucas on Maryland's career list.

Eric Hayes scored 15 for Maryland and Jordan Williams had nine points and 12 rebounds. The victory gave the Terrapins (19-7, 9-3) sole possession of second place in the ACC.

Favors had 21 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and Iman Shumpert scored 17 for the Yellow Jackets (18-9, 6-7). Georgia Tech is 1-6 on the road in the ACC and has lost nine straight to Maryland since February 2004.

Norcross grad Gani Lawal contributed 12 points for the Yellow Jackets.

Maryland improved to 12-1 at home, including 6-0 in the conference.