Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, January 1
Jan. 1, 2013
Maryland finished its tear through the nonconference portion of the schedule and coach Mark Turgeon is confident his team is finally ready for the challenge of ACC play.
Freshman guard Seth Allen scored 13 points and the Terrapins increased their winning streak to 12 games by beating IUPUI 81-63 Tuesday.
Logan Aronhalt came off the bench and finished with 10 points for the Terrapins (12-1). Maryland shot 54.7 percent (29 of 53) from the field.
Maryland has not lost since falling to then-No. 1 Kentucky 72-69 in the season opener. The Terrapins have their best record entering ACC play since 1998-1999 when they were 13-1. It is also Maryland's longest winning streak in 10 years.
Clemson produced season-best offensive numbers in terms of shooting percentage and points in a 92-51 rout of The Citadel on Tuesday, the Tigers' final non-conference game prior to the start of ACC play. The win improved Clemson to 8-4, while dropping The Citadel to 3-8 on the season.
Adonis Filer scored a season-high 21 points, the most for a Tiger freshman since Terrence Oglesby had 21 against Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2007-08. Filer did not miss in seven field goal tries and was 3-4 from the line. He made all four of his three-point attempts, also a season-best. Jordan Roper, another freshman guard, added 13, while Damarcus Harrison chipped in 10.
The Tigers' 92 points were the most by the program since the 2009-10 season, when Oliver Purnell's final team posted 94 against College of Charleston. Clemson shot 61 percent and made 35 field goals, a high in 77 games under Head Coach Brad Brownell. Defensively, the Tigers had 16 steals - also a high under Brownell. Point guard Rod Hall had four of the steals. Ten of Clemson's 11 active players scored Tuesday.