Terps Champions Of Paradise

Updated: November 26, 2013

The Maryland Terrapins got some sun, had some fun and for good measure, captured the title of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament. The Terps edging Providence 56-52 in the championship game on Monday night in the Virgin Islands.

Tournament MVP Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz were the only Terrapins in double figures, finishing with 13 points apiece. Maryland led by nearly 20 points in the second half, but had to hold on to beat the previously unbeaten Friars.

NOTES: Smotrycz was named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team … The junior forward averaged 12.3 points and seven rounds in the three-game tournament and matched his career high with 11 rebounds against the Friars … Smotrcyz also added his fourth career double-double with his 13-point and 11-rebound effort against Providence … The Terps held the Friars to 27.1 percent shooting after Providence entered the game shooting 43.4 percent from the floor … Maryland’s last regular season championship was at the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in 2006.

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Post Game QUOTES

As for that fun and sun? How about some snorkeling for the Terps?

With three wins in four days, the Terps are now 4-2 on the season. The Terrapins return home to host Morgan State on Friday night at the Comcast Center.

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