Maryland 82, Davidson 70

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 1:43 pm
By: News On 6

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- D.J. Strawberry waited three years to get Maryland back into the NCAA tournament. His patience paid off.

Strawberry, son of the former major league slugger, had 12 points and Mike Jones scored 17 to help the Terrapins hang on for an 82-70 win over Davidson on Thursday. Reserve forward Bambale Osby added 11 points and played a key role in sparking an 11-4 run that put the Terps ahead 69-63 with 7:27 remaining.

Freshman guard Stephen Curry scored 30 points for Davidson (29-5) before fouling out with 21 seconds left. The Wildcats had a 13-game winning streak snapped and also lost for only the second time in their past 27 outings.

Maryland (25-8) overcame an eight-point second-half deficit and outscored the Wildcats 24-11 over the final 10 minutes to advance to the second round for the 20th time in school history. The Terrapins rebounded after losing to Miami in the opening round of the ACC tournament.