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Men’s Hoops Falls to No. 5 Maryland

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&middot FSU’s Terrell Baker on the Terps not being his favorite to win the upcoming A-C-C tourney.

&middot UM’s Terrell Stokes on the Terps tough ‘D’.

&middot UM’s Laron Profit on playing at Florida State.

&middot UM’s Laron Profit is asked who he thinks will win next week’s
A-C-C tournament.




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Laron Profit scored a career-high 32 points
Saturday as fifth-ranked Maryland tuned up for the Atlantic Coast Conference
tournament with an 84-75 victory at Florida State.

Profit hit 13 of 17 shots from the field. Terence Morris added 16 points and
Steve Francis 15, including 12 in the second half for Maryland, which hit 56
percent of its field goal tries.

Terrell Baker led Florida State with 22 points in his final game before
Seminole fans. Damous Anderson added 19.

Despite 15 first half turnovers, Maryland (25-4, 13-3 Atlantic Coast
Conference) led the surprisingly sticky Seminoles 33-30 at halftime.

Florida State (12-16, 5-11) lost its last seven games and its last nine ACC
games, the longest league losing steak in a dozen years.

In an unusual gesture, Seminole coach Steve Robinson grabbed the public
address microphone after the game to tell the remaining fans from a crowd of
6,899 that no team of his has ever worked harder.

“None of us have any idea based on the size of the heart of those kids
sitting on the bench right now,” Robinson said. “We may not be the biggest,
the strongest, or the fastest, but I’ll take these guys anytime.”

Florida State will play Clemson in the ACC tournament’s opening game
Thursday while Maryland awaits the winner in Friday’s quarterfinals.


By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer

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