COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- No. 16 Georgia Tech was desperately searching for an Atlantic Coast Conference road win. It got one in the unlikely setting of College Park.
The Yellow Jackets recorded their first Conference road victory in nearly a month, defeating the Terrapins, 75-64.
Georgia Tech's last victory on Maryland's home court came in an 83-71 triumph on February 5, 1994. The Jackets sweep the season series with the Terrapins for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
"Obviously, I'm proud of our effort tonight because I thought we beat a very good Maryland basketball team," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "They're going to be very good before the end of the year. Unfortunately, in this league, if you don't have your top game, you're going to run into a heck of a basketball team and get knocked off. We can be as good as any team out there."
Maryland native Jarrett Jack led the hot-shooting Yellow Jackets with 21 points on 7-of-13 from the field. Jack's back-to-back 3-pointers gave Georgia Tech its biggest lead at 53-40 with 11:56 to play. Jack also had five assists and five rebounds.
"This is a big deal, especially for me," Jack said. "You love to come home in the summer and have all the bragging rights. We had to come out and steal one on the road. We knew if we lost, it would knock us way down in the ACC."
Georgia Tech (19-6, 6-5 ACC) shot 51 percent (26-of-51) overall and snapped a three-game ACC road losing streak. The Yellow Jackets had lost nine straight visits to College Park.
Will Bynum and Clarence Moore came off the bench for Georgia Tech to score 12 points apiece.
Maryland (13-9, 4-7) cut the deficit to four points on D.J. Strawberry's lay-in with 3:25 to play but got no closer. The loss was the fourth in six games for the Terps and dealt a critical blow to their NCAA Tournament chances.
"I came into this game fully expecting to win," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "You can't shoot 32 percent against a good team and expect to win. You have to put the ball in the basket at some point. Their bench really killed us and gave them an extra boost that made a real difference."
Travis Garrrison led Maryland with a career-high 16 points. Leading scorers Nik Caner-Medley and John Gilchrist were held to a combined 14 points on 6-of-23 shooting.