Maryland survives scare, beats Vermont in overtime
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)—Greivis Vasquez scored 26 points, including a clutch 3-pointer to force overtime, and Maryland presented coach Gary Williams his 400th victory at the school with a harrowing 89-74 win over Vermont on Friday night.
After rallying from 5 points down in the last two minutes of regulation, the Terrapins (3-0) scored the first 17 points in overtime. But the final score doesn’t show how close Maryland was to being upset on its home floor, where it has won 56 of the last 60 non-conference games.
The Catamounts led 71-66 before David Neal, the only senior on the Maryland squad, hit a 3-pointer with 1:38 left in regulation. The score remained 71-69 until Vermont’s Marqus Blakely made one of two free throws after being intentionally fouled with 16.7 seconds remaining.
Vasquez then forced overtime with a 3-pointer from the right side with 6 seconds to go.