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Faust scores 18 points, Maryland defeats 72-59 to improve to 16-2 at home

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    Maryland guard Nick Faust reacts after scoring a 3-pointer in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson in College Park, Md., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

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    Clemson center Devin Booker, right, goes up for a shot against Maryland center Alex Len, of Ukraine, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

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    Maryland guard Dez Wells, left, shoots over Clemson guard Adonis Filer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

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    Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon directs his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson in College Park, Md., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

Sophomore Nick Faust had a season-high 18 points and Maryland won its fourth consecutive game over Clemson, 72-59 on Saturday.

Freshmen Jake Layman and Shaquille Cleare scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Terrapins (19-8, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who are 16-2 at home.

Devin Booker scored 16 points for Clemson (13-13, 5-9), reaching double figures for the 11th time in 14 conference games. Jordan Roper also had 13 points and Milton Jennings scored 10 for the Tigers, who haven't beaten Maryland since 2010.

The Terrapins outrebounded Clemson 39-29, matching their plus-10 average rebounding margin for the season, second best in the NCAA. Maryland, however, made just 6 of 16 free throws (37.5 percent).

Former Maryland coach Charles "Lefty" Driesell was honored at halftime. Driesell, who coached the Terrapins from 1969 to 1986, compiled a 348-159 record, won an ACC title and led the Terrapins to eight NCAA tournament appearances.