Terps Edge Canes

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Updated: January 30, 2014
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It was a must win for Maryland and the Terrapins delivered on Wednesday night at the Comcast Center. Dez Wells scored all of his team high 21 points in the second half, the biggest coming on a three pointer with only seconds remaining, lifting Maryland over Miami 74-71.

Losers of four of five heading into the game and four of the next five coming on the road, the win was a relief for coach Mark Turgeon.

The Terrapins had a double digit lead late and appeared on their way, but the Hurricanes weren’t about to give up. Guard Rion Brown led the U all the way back, before Wells’ last second heroics, finishing with a game high 25 points. Wells, who was saddled by early foul trouble, made the most of his minutes. Dez shooting 7-for-7 from the floor, 6-for-6 from the line, with the game winner his only attempt from beyond the arc. The Maryland front court of Jake Layman and Evan Smotrycz played heavy minutes and contributed 15 points apiece. Penn State transfer Jonathan Graham was a surprise starter in place of Shaquille Cleare, who saw only four minute of game action.

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Some news on the recruiting front, as one of the members of the 2014 recruiting class received some prestigious recognition tonight. Point guard Melo Trimble, a consensus top-5 point guard from Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, was named to the McDonald’s All-American team. The four members of Maryland’s 2014 class are ranked in the top ten as a group nationally.

Maryland (12-9, 4-4) travels to Blacksburg this weekend with a Noon tip on Saturday against Virginia Tech.

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