Reprinted from yesterday's late editions.

Guard JoJo Hunter returned from his one-game suspension and scored 20 points last night to lead Maryland to its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory this season as the Terrapins beat Clemson, 90-75.

With a game looming Saturday at North Carolina and team morale dropping as steadily as the temperature outdoors, the victory before 13,421 howling Hunter fans was a welcome tonic.

The Terrapins boosted their ACC record to 1-3 and their overall mark to 11-4 by dominating the rebounding, 52-37, checking the turnovers and keeping their one attack on a nealy game-long lead, pulling to withing three points midway through the second half.

In previous league games, the Terps were able to accomplish none of those things.

In previous league games, the Terps were able to accomplish none of those things.

After Clemson took a 4-2 lead, Maryland was in command the rest of the way, forcing the Tigers (now 0-4 in the ACC) to the outside, where they took most of their shots and made just 37 per cent in the runaway first half.

The first 20 minutes set the tone for the game, giving Maryland newfound confidence to withstand the second half when Clemson shot better and stopped fumbling but still couldn't compete with Maryland on the boards.

Lawrence Boston and Larry Gibson pulled down 30 rebounds, while back-up center Mike Davis had nine and blocked five shots in 19 minutes.

"The big men kept moving and getting in better position," said Davis."I think we were more up for this game, and that is what really did it.

"Hey, Jo Jo had a great effect on us. I know he lifted my spirits. He came down the court and - wop, wop, wop! Basket after basket. Welcome back, Jo Jo."

Hunter, suspended for missing curfew and two team meals, made seven of 10 shots and all his free throws, taking advantage of a 1-2-2 zone for several open shots from the outside.

"I worked hard in pratice yesterday," said Hunter. "Me and coach had a good talk. I think I understand what's happening and how the coach plays me. I worked hard all summer on my weaknesses, and things weren't going well.

"But I understand now how the coach plays me and the other players. Billy Bryant and Greg Manning are our starting guards, and my role is come in a give them a break, but there's nothing I can do about it. I was ready to get back in the game."

Clemson fielded a small, one-man team, getting 25 points from grard Stan Rome. Rome took 24 shots, more than double that of any of his teammates, and made 12.

But the Tigers could not sustain a rally with the Terps getting second and third shots almost every trip down the court.

Rome scored the first eight points for Clemson, then asked to be taken out to rest. While he was gone, Maryland's lead ballooned from 13-8 to 27-16.

The Terps got improved playing from point guard greg Manning, who had committed 17 turnovers in the previous two games.Last night, Manning lost the Ball just once while scoring 16 points.

"I thought it was a big win for us," said Maryland coach Lefty Driesell. "I was really concerned, because I think Clemson is a much better team than they showed tonight.

Asked if Hunter's suspension might have inspired him to play better, Driesell said, " I didn't suspend him to get that kind of effort."