COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Nick Faust scored 16 points, and Maryland launched the home portion of its final trip through the Atlantic Coast Conference by defeating Georgia Tech 77-61 Saturday.

The Terrapins never trailed in their seventh-straight home win over the Yellow Jackets. Maryland (10-5, 2-0) built a double-digit lead in the opening four minutes, upped the margin to 20 early in the second half and coasted to the finish.

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Evan Smotrycz contributed 14 points, Dez Wells scored 11 and Charles Mitchell collected 11 rebounds for the Terrapins, who have won three straight and five of six.

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This is Maryland’s last season in the ACC before moving to the Big Ten. With the win, the Terrapins improved to 36-36 against the Yellow Jackets in ACC play.

Marcus Georges-Hunt led Georgia Tech (9-5, 0-1) with 11 points. The Yellow Jackets have lost eight-straight ACC openers.

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