Terps Down Jackets

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DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) (Feb. 16) — Juan Dixon scored 18 of his career-high 33 points in the opening 12 minutes as No. 22 Maryland took control early against Georgia Tech, winning 92-70 on February 16.

Alvin Jones goes for two against Maryland on February 16, 2000. (AP Photo)

Dixon went 12-for-17 from the field, including 4-for-5 beyond the arc, and was 5-for-5 at the free throw line. The sophomore guard also had a career-best seven assists before leaving to a standing ovation with 2:48 left.

Lonny Baxter had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Terrapins, who moved into a second-place tie with North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Maryland (18-7, 7-4) built a 20-point lead in the first half and never let the margin shrink below double figures.

The Terrapins have won seven of eight in the ACC after an 0-3 start that included a 69-68 defeat at Georgia Tech last month. Terence Morris was 7-of-11 from the field and scored 16 points as Maryland bounced back from a poor shooting performance in Sunday’s loss at Temple.

Tony Akins scored 17 points and Clarence Moore had a career-high 15 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (11-13, 3-8). Georgia Tech is 0-6 on the road this season and winless at Maryland since 1994.

After Dixon scored 10 of the Terrapins’ first 12 points, Morris capped an 11-3 run with a 3-pointer for a 15-8 lead. Minutes later, Dixon twice scored from beyond the arc and beat the shot clock with a short hook during a 10-0 run that made it 29-15 with 8:01 left in the first half.

Akins stopped the surge with a 3-pointer, but Baxter followed with three straight baskets to put Maryland up by 17 points. It was 40-20 before the Yellow Jackets ended the half with a 10-2 run to close to 42-30.

Georgia Tech scored the first basket after halftime, but Maryland responded with a 7-2 run to boost the margin to 15. Morris then picked up his fourth foul, but the Yellow Jackets were unable to capitalize.

It was 49-39 before Steve Blake scored from long range and Dixon connected from 3-point range and from 15 feet. Baxter then capped the 10-0 run with an alley-oop dunk to put Maryland up by 20 with 13 minutes left.

No. 22 MARYLAND 92, GEORGIA TECH 70GEORGIA TECH (11-13)

Moore 2-9 4-6 8, Collier 5-16 5-7 15, Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Vines 1-5 2-2 4, Fein 5-9 0-0 15, Akins 4-9 5-6 17, LaBarrie 0-0 0-0 0, Floyd 3-8 2-2 9. Totals 21-58 18-23 70.

MARYLAND (18-7)

Miller 2-8 1-1 6, Morris 7-11 1-2 16, Baxter 6-13 1-5 13, Dixon 12-17 5-5 33, Blake 2-2 0-0 5, Badu 0-0 0-0 0, McCall 1-1 0-0 2, Nicholas 2-7 0-0 4, Hahn 0-2 0-0 0, Cephas 2-3 1-3 5, Mardesich 0-0 0-0 0, Holden 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 37-68 11-18 92.

Halftime - Maryland 42, Georgia Tech 30.3-Point goals:  Georgia Tech 10-23 (Fein 5-9, Akins 4-6, Floyd 1-3, Moore 0-2, Collier0-2, Vines 0-1),  Maryland 7-13 (Dixon 4-5, Blake 1-1, Morris 1-1, Miller 1-3, Nicholas0-2, Hahn 0-1).Fouled out - Jones, Vines.Rebounds - Georgia Tech 40 (Moore 15), Maryland 36 (Baxter 12).Assists - Georgia Tech 15 (Moore, Jones, Vines, Akins 3), Maryland 28(Dixon 7).Total fouls - Georgia Tech 18, Maryland 23.A - 14,500.

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