Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 28

Dec. 29, 2011

Terps Knock Off Albany, 83-72

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Terrell Stoglin scored 22 points, Alex Len added 14 in his college debut, and Maryland beat Albany (N.Y.) 83-72 Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory.

Stoglin made a career-high six 3-pointers and Len, a 7-foot-1 Ukraine native, contributed five dunks and eight rebounds. Len missed the first 10 games of the season as a penalty for having previously signed with a pro team overseas.

Maryland (8-3) trailed 52-50 before layups by Nick Faust and James Padgett sparked a 13-0 run that made it 63-52 with 10:27 left. After Albany closed to 72-69, Len scored on a follow-dunk to all but assure the Terrapins of their longest winning streak since a seven-game run at the end of the 2009-10 season.

Padgett finished with 13 points and had seven rebounds. Maryland outrebounded Albany 49-28 but had 16 turnovers compared to five for the Great Danes.

Gerardo Suero scored 22 for Albany (7-6) and Luke Devlin had 16. The Danes are 0-5 all-time against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Len started and made an alley-oop dunk in the opening minute, then added a baseline jumper to give the Terrapins an early 9-4 lead. Although he was charged with goaltending on both ends of the court and had four turnovers in the first half, the lanky center provided the Terrapins with an inside presence that had been missing prior to his arrival.