WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Melo Trimble came back to college for moments like this. Kevin Huerter came to Maryland for plays like this.
After trailing for nearly 16 minutes of the second half, the Maryland Terrapins (2-0) stole a victory from their off-again, on-again rival Georgetown Hoyas (1-1), 76-75 on Tuesday night at Verizon Center.
The Hoyas led by nine points with 2:21 left, but Trimble scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the final two minutes, including the team's final four points. They then led by three with 31.2 seconds left.
Then, after a wild sequence of events led to the Terps trailing just 75-74 with 14 seconds left, the Terps forced Georgetown guard Tre Campbell out of bounds.
On the ensuing possession, Hoyas guard Jagan Mosely attempted to pick off the long in-bounds pass to Trimble. He collided with the Maryland Junior guard, and Trimble calmly stepped to the line and sank two huge free throws to put the Terps ahead 76-75.
"He is a tremendous player," Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said after the loss. "He's one of the best guards in the country and you saw why."
But the Hoyas had a chance to salvage victory.
With 7.5 seconds left, Mosely, the freshman guard from the legendary St. Anthony's High School in New Jersey, got the ball at half court and drove to the basket for the game-winning bucket.
That's when Huerter, the 6-7 Top 100 forward slide from the weakside and made the play of a game, pinning the layup against the glass as time expired and a chorus of boos from the Georgetown fan base rained down on from the stands.
Huerter finished with just six points, but had five rebounds, two assists and two blocks, including the game-clincher.
"Kevin is a winner. Kevin didn't stop," head coach Mark Turgeon said after the game. "We don't practice press a lot, but we have a bunch of competitors. That's what Kevin does."
Georgetown committed three turnovers and four fouls in the final 97 seconds of the game, which allowed the Trimble to lead his team back after the game seemed all but over.
The two teams combined for 56 fouls, with the Hoyas making 37 of 42 free throw attempts compared to Maryland's 17 makes on 22 attempts. But the Terrapins scored 17 points on their last eight possessions.
Maryland freshman Anthony Cowan, who cut the Georgetown lead to just three points thanks to a pair of free throws, finished with 11 points, while fellow freshman Justin Jackson chipped in with 17.
LJ Peak finished with a team-high 21 points for the Hoyas, scoring all but two in the second half.
Center Jessie Govan scored all 12 of his points in the second half and Rodney Pryor followed up his 32-point performance in the season-opener in 14 points.