Maryland erased a 9-point deficit with a little more than two minutes remaining in regulation to defeat Georgetown, 76-75, on Tuesday.
Those final two minutes obviously included quite a few vital performances. But none were more important than freshman Kevin Huerter’s block on the final possession of the game. Huerter pinned Georgetown’s Jagan Mosely’s last-second layup attempt against the backboard, preserving what seemed like an unimaginable Terrapins win only a few minutes earlier.
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“When he went up, to be honest, I said to myself, ‘Go straight up,’” Huerter said of the block after the game, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus. “I was trying to avoid the contact, I thought he’d try to kind of lean in and go around. When I went up, I was mainly going to contest the shot and I kind of turned and blocked it I guess off the backboard.”
Just a freshman, it didn’t take long for Heurter to start playing a crucial role for the Terrapins. Huerter, a former 4-star recruit, recorded 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks, including possibly the most essential play of the game during the final moments.
That block resulted in a frenzied celebration at mid-court, as well as this moment in the locker room after the game.
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