The Washington Times - February 24, 2011, 11:53AM

Maryland reached a milestone Wednesday night.

No, it doesn’t have a top-50 victory (Florida State fell to 54th in the RPI after its loss to the Terrapins).


And its path to the NCAA tournament certainly isn’t any easier.

But the Terps did match the second-longest streak of seven-win seasons in league play in ACC history.

Maryland has 18 in a row, and at 7-6 in the conference was able to push forward one of the program’s marks of consistency for another year.

The record is 37 seasons, which covered most of Dean Smith‘s tenure at North Carolina. The Terps tied Duke’s run from 1954 to 1971, the first 18 seasons the ACC existed.

As for other active streaks, only Duke has one of more than 10 seasons. The Blue Devils have won at least seven games in 27 of the last 28 seasons and at least eight games in 26 of the last 27 years.

The rundown:

37: North Carolina (1965-2001)

18: Duke (1954-71)
18: Maryland (1994-present)

16: Duke (1996-present)

15: Wake Forest (1991-2005)

11: Duke (1984-94)