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Maryland followed up their dismantling of St. John's with a victory over
Michigan State. Unlike most of last season, their defense was pretty

But being Maryland, game management was shaky at closing time: they
only managed two points over the last three minutes, and with a three point lead
and 12 seconds left, the best Maryland could manage was to run off eight seconds
and see a three point airball by Eric Hayes. However, Michigan State was
whistled for a foul on the rebound.

Saturday ACC Action
Teams Times TV
Miami vs. Buffalo 8:00 Nope
<! a href="" target=_top>Clemson 0-0 5-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Maryland 0-0 5-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Duke 0-0 3-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Florida
0-0 3-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Georgia
0-0 3-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Miami
0-0 3-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Wake
0-0 3-0
<! a href="" target=_top>North
0-0 2-0
<! a href="" target=_top>North
Carolina State
0-0 2-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Virginia
0-0 2-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Virginia 0-0 1-0
<! a href="" target=_top>Boston
0-0 1-1

Then D.J. Strawberry missed both free throws and Maryland fouled Drew Nietzel,
putting him on the line with a three point lead, and giving Michigan State one
final hope. Nietzel made the first and missed the second, hoping for a

Classic Maryland.

It's a good win, but it's a lucky one, too, and one they almost fumbled away.

In other ACC tuneups, Clemson hammered App. State, 79-49, Miami survived
Evansville, 74-69, Wake beat Elon by 25, and State had a much better second
outing, taking down Delaware State by 20.

Clemson didn't have much trouble with Appalachian State after struggling last
time out with Furman. But the Tigers say they were tired that game, and
playing five games in the first week of the season is a bit unusual.

State played at home, and while it may make the paper in the morning, the
Herald-Sun couldn't manage a web story, which says a lot about how far that
paper has fallen.

Fayetteville managed
to send someone and get the story posted.

Congratulations to Dean Smith, who is one of the first five to be selected fo
the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The freshman class also
includes the Big O, Bill Russell, John Wooden, and James Naismith.