Feb. 7, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Rodney Elliott scored 10 of his 16 points in the
second half, including two free throws with 48 seconds left Saturday, as No. 25
Maryland recovered from an 11-point deficit to defeat Florida State 68-62.
Laron Profit also scored 16 points for the Terrapins, who trailed 34-23 in
the first half and were still down 53-45 with 9:55 left. Obinna Ekezie added 11
points and a game-high 9 rebounds for Maryland, which has won 9 of its last 11
against Florida State, including both games this season.
Elliott took the game over in the second half, scoring eight straight points
in a span of 87 seconds to tie the game 57-57. Profit gave the Terps the lead
with 3:43 left on a dunk after he intercepted an errant pass by Florida State’s
Maryland (14-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) solidified its hold on third
place in the conference – taking a two-game lead over Florida State – as the
teams now begin to jockey for seeding in the ACC tournament next month.
Corey Louis led Florida State with 17 points and 8 rebounds. LaMarr Greer
added 12 points and Randell Jackson 10 for the Seminoles.
Florida State (16-8, 5-6) has struggled since an 11-1 start and is faced
with a road game Tuesday at Duke, where the Seminoles have never won.
Florida State built a 34-23 lead with 6:31 left in the half on Thompson’s
jumper, but the Seminoles went scoreless for nearly 5 minutes and led 36-31 at