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Top 25 basketball: Maryland upsets No. 14 N.C. State

Published January 17, 2013 9:33 am

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College Park, Md. • There might come a time in the near future when Maryland fans won't feel compelled to storm the court after a home win over the 14th-ranked team in the country.

There was no holding them back on Wednesday night, however, because this celebration was long overdue.

Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 00.9 seconds left, giving the Terrapins a stunning 51-50 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State.

Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1 Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop. After the Wolfpack failed on a desperation heave at the other end, thousands of students in the sellout crowd poured onto the court after the final buzzer to mark Maryland's first win over a ranked team since March 3, 2010, against No. 4 Duke.

No. 19 New Mexico 79, Boise State 74 (OT) • In Boise, Idaho, Tony Snell scored 22 points and Hugh Greenwood added 15 to lead New Mexico to the overtime win.

Snell and Greenwood dominated the overtime, teaming for nine of the Lobos' 16 points. The win was the third straight for the Lobos (16-2, 3-0 Mountain West Conference).

Derrick Marks scored 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting for Boise State. —

Wednesday's Top 25 basketball scores

• No. 13 Butler 62, Richmond 47

• Maryland 51, No. 14 North Carolina State 50

• No. 16 Kansas State 67, TCU 54

• No. 17 Missouri 79, Georgia 62

• No. 18 Michigan State 81, Penn State 72

• No. 19 New Mexico 79, Boise State 74 (OT)

• No. 25 Marquette 69, Seton Hall 62