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Maryland beats Virginia Tech 60-55 for 2nd win in row, overcomes Green's 29 points

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    James Padgett (35) left, of Maryland shoots past the defense of Joey van Zegeren (2) right, of Virginia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday Feb. 7 2013. (AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) (The Associated Press)

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    Virginia Tech's Erick Green (11) shoots a free throw against Maryland in the final seconds of their NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Blacksburg, Va. Maryland won 60-55. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Virginia Tech head coach James Johnson reacts to a defensive stop during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Maryland's Nick Faust (5) collides with Virginia Tech's Will Johnston (25) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Virginia Tech's Erick Green (11) loses the ball while being guarded by Maryland's Pe’Shon Howard (21) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT (The Associated Press)

Jake Layman scored 14 points to lift Maryland to a 60-55 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

Alex Len added 10 points for the Terrapins (17-6, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their second straight after losing games at Duke and at Florida State.

Len's two free throws with 58.4 seconds left gave Maryland a 56-53 lead. After Virginia Tech's Robert Brown missed a jumper in the lane, Maryland's Nick Faust hit two free throws with 28 seconds left to make it 58-53.

The Hokies (11-11, 2-7) got two free throws from Erick Green with 9.6 seconds left to cut the lead to 58-55. But Seth Allen made one of two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to seal it for Maryland.

Virginia Tech, which lost its fifth straight, got a game-high 29 points from Green, who came in leading the nation in scoring at 25.2 points per game.

The senior guard hit just 10 of 23 from the floor for the cold-shooting Hokies, who shot just 33.8 percent for the game (22 of 65). Maryland came into the game ranked fourth nationally in field-goal percentage defense at 36.3 percent.

Maryland had a balanced attack, with five players scoring more than seven points. James Padgett and Dez Wells scored eight points each and Allen had seven.

The Hokies' only other double-figures scorer was Cadarian Raines, who scored 14.