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Terps Down Yellow Jackets, 86-74

Jan. 25, 2006

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ATLANTA (AP) – Nik Caner-Medley scored a career-high 33 points and the 18th-ranked Terrapins notched an 86-74 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.

Gary Williams tied Lefty Driesell as the winningest coach in Maryland history.

The Terrapins (14-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) manhandled the Yellow Jackets, who have their first four-game losing streak since a five-game skid in 2002-03. Things don’t get any easier for Georgia Tech (9-8, 2-4), which plays five of its next seven games on the road.

Nine of Caner-Medley’s points came during a 13-1 spurt that helped the Terrapins pull away before the midway point of the second half.

In fact, Caner-Medley scored the last seven points in the run – hitting a jumper, then a 3-pointer and finally splitting the defense for a lay-in that put Maryland up 63-45 with 11:08 remaining.

Williams now has 348 wins in 17 seasons at Maryland. That ties him with the ol’ left-hander for the most in school history.

Overall, Williams has a record of 555-310.

Caner-Medley surpassed his previous career high of 23 points, which he had done twice – most recently in the Terrapins’ previous game, a victory over Virginia Tech.

He was 8-of-12 from the field, including making both 3-point attempts, and continually got to the foul line with his strong play inside. He made 15 of 16 free throws.

Mike Jones scored 12 points.

Anthony Morrow and Ra’Sean Dickey each scored 18 points to lead the Yellow Jackets, who shot 37 percent and managed just one field goal in a stretch of about 12 minutes in the second half.

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