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Maryland wins 13th straight, opens ACC slate with 94-71 rout of Virginia Tech

  • Maryland guard Jake Layman reacts after scoring a three-pointer in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in College Park, Md., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Maryland guard Jake Layman reacts after scoring a three-pointer in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in College Park, Md., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland guard Logan Aronhalt, left, protects the ball as he is pressured by Virginia Tech guard Erick Green during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Maryland guard Logan Aronhalt, left, protects the ball as he is pressured by Virginia Tech guard Erick Green during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech head coach James Johnson directs his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in College Park, Md., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Virginia Tech head coach James Johnson directs his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in College Park, Md., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Freshman guard Jake Layman scored 18 of his 20 points in the decisive first half, and Maryland rolled past Virginia Tech 94-71 Saturday for its 13th consecutive victory.

The Terrapins' winning streak is tied for the second longest in school history behind a 14-game run in 1931-32. After defeating 12 non-league opponents, Maryland opened the Atlantic Coast Conference portion of its schedule with a satisfying romp.

Seth Allen scored 21 points and Alex Len had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins (13-1, 1-0), who never trailed after Layman hit a 3-pointer off the opening tip.

It was the Terrapins' second-most lopsided victory over Virginia Tech, behind only a 51-16 rout in 1932.

Layman started in place of injured Nick Faust, who saw limited time off the bench before leaving in the first half with a sore shoulder.

Erick Green scored 28 for Virginia Tech (9-5, 0-1).