Caner-Medley carries No. 18 Maryland over Georgia Tech
=== Caner-Medley carries No. 18 Maryland over Georgia Tech ===
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Nik Caner-Medley scored a season-high 33 points
to lead 18th-ranked Maryland to an 86-74 win over Georgia Tech at Alexander
Caner-Medley sank 15-of-16 free throws for the Terrapins (14-4, 4-2 ACC), who
have won three in a row after a season-high two-game losing streak. Mike Jones
had 12 points, while Ekene Ibekwe and James Gist both netted 10 points in the
Maryland head coach Gary Williams (348) is one victory shy of becoming the
Terps’ all-time winningest basketball coach (Lefty Driesell).
Ra’Sean Dickey contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds, as Georgia Tech suffered
its fourth consecutive loss. The Yellow Jackets (9-8, 2-4) have lost two in a
row and seven of the last 11 meetings with Maryland.
Anthony Morrow chipped in 18 points for the Yellow Jackets.
Caner-Medley sank a pair of free throws to give Maryland a 16-10 lead minutes
into the opening half. The Yellow Jackets, however, buzzed back and trimmed
their deficit to 24-23 with about 8 1/2 minutes to go. Lewis Clinch hit a
three to make it a one-point game.
Will Bowers added a layup minutes later, giving the Terps a 36-26 cushion.
Maryland then carried a 43-35 advantage into the locker room.
Caner-Medley buried a three from the top of the perimeter to stake Maryland to
a 61-45 lead early in the second half. He buried two technical free throws
with 6:28 remaining for a 72-53 cushion.
The rout was on after the foul shots and Tech never posted a serious threat.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series, 33-30, dating back to 1973…The Terps
had a 42-32 advantage on the glass…Caner-Medley also had eight
rebounds…Zam Fredrick posted 10 points for Georgia Tech.