- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 2, 2008

ATLANTA — Bambale Osby scored 18 points and Landon Milbourne added 16 as Maryland fended off Georgia Tech 88-86 this afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The Terps, who led by as many as 12, narrowly avoided the Yellow Jackets’ comeback attempt in the final minutes.

Maryland (14-8, 4-3 ACC) took a 87-82 lead when Osby made two free throws with 16.9 seconds left. Jeremis Smith’s tip-in cut Tech’s deficit back to three, and the Terps’ Greivis Vasquez proceeded to miss two foul shots.

The Yellow Jackets (10-10, 3-4) pulled within 87-86 when Matt Causey made two foul shots with 2.5 seconds left, the second attempt banking in. Vasquez then made a free throw with a second left, then intentionally missed the second.

Smith’s heave from 70 feet then went well clear.

It was the Terps’ eighth victory in 10 games, which put them over .500 in conference play for the first time this season.

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