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Patrick Semansky, Associated Press
Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin, left, drives past Florida International guard DeJuan Wright, center, and guard Phil Taylor in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Terrell Stoglin scored 20 points, and Maryland needed a late rally to squeeze past Florida International 65-61 Wednesday night.

The Terrapins (6-3) trailed by 11 late in the first half and by 52-50 with 7:12 left before FIU (3-7) went cold. The Panthers went nearly six minutes without a point, and although Maryland made only two baskets over the final nine minutes, it was just enough offense to win it — barely.

The Terps have won three straight, the last two at home by a combined seven points.

After a free throw by Stoglin made it 57-52, Jeremy Allen scored off the glass for the Panthers with 1:18 left. The Terrapins then threw the ball away, but FIU couldn't score and freshman Ashton Pankey sank two free throws for Maryland to make it 59-54 with 38 seconds to go.