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.