COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Rakim Sanders and Corey Raji fueled a second-half comeback that carried resurgent Boston College past Maryland 76-67 on Tuesday night.
Sanders scored 11 of his 16 points after halftime to help the Eagles (16-6, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their third straight following a four-game skid. Raji finished with nine points, all in the second half.
Greivis Vasquez scored 18 for Maryland (13-7, 2-4), which has lost four of five. Seeking to bounce back from a 41-point loss to Duke on Saturday, the Terrapins took a 16-point lead in the first half. But the Terrapins went 11-for-37 from the floor in the second half and scored only 27 points.
Boston College won despite getting only 10 points from leading scorer Tyrese Rice, who had two points on 1-for-3 shooting before getting his third foul with 6:26 left in the first half. The score was tied at 59 before Reggie Jackson and Sanders made successive layups to put the Eagles up by four. After Maryland closed to 64-63, Sanders scored on a tip-in and Joe Trapani added a layup to help the Eagles pull away.