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Rivers says: Just too many factors in the corner of the Turtle here to not back them a little.
For one the Terrapins have a score to settle after losing an ugly slugfest about a month ago at Littlejohn. Neither team played particularly well that night and the Tigers were able to score a little bit late as Gary Williams' squad did not score in the game's final four minutes.
Back home you have to flat out fear the turtle right now. Oliver Purnell's Tigers do defend very well but besides Trevor Booker and maybe Demontez Stitt I'm not all impressed with Clemson offensively. To think they are going to be able to keep pace with Greivis Vasquez and the Terps at Cole Fieldhouse does not seem very realistic to me.
Maryland is a great team when at home. They did not play one of their better games the other day but still managed to nail the three at the buzzer to upend a game Georgia Tech squad. Riding that momentum and having some revenge should be able to keep the Terps' players extremely focused tonight.
Williams has an experienced team with Vasquez, Milbourne, Hayes and Mosley and these guys have pretty much blown out all comers at home, save the Yellow Jackets, ever since the William & Mary debacle much earlier in the season. I'm talking about 20-25 point burials in front of their home fans and I can't help but believe that history repeats itself tonight. The pick: Maryland -4 at Bodog
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