Dez Wells scored 18 of his career-high 33 points in the closing seven minutes to carry Maryland to an 88-80 win over Boston College Thursday night in the Terrapins’ final league-opener as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Alyssa Thomas had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for her third career triple-double as No. 8 Maryland cruised to a 105-49 victory over Siena on Monday night.
Maryland won’t have to cross the state line for its first bowl appearance since 2010.
The Maryland Terrapins had a chance on Wednesday night to make a statement to the college basketball world.
C.J. Brown put Maryland on his back and carried the Terrapins right out of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Freshman Lexie Brown scored a season-high 16 points and Alyssa Thomas added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 8 Maryland to an 84-60 rout of Ohio on Saturday in the San Juan Shootout.
Having seen Maryland win the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands, Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman knew his team wouldn’t have it easy against the Terrapins.
Maryland coach Brenda Frese has been hoping to get some help offensively for All-American Alyssa Thomas.
The Terrapins play their final game in the conference they helped found on Saturday when they face slumping North Carolina State (3-8, 0-7) and try to move up the league’s bowl pecking order.
Dez Wells split a pair of Providence defenders for a running hook shot with 1:04 left and added a pair of clutch free throws as Maryland held off a furious comeback attempt by the Friars, 56-52, to claim the 2013 Paradise Jam tournament championship Monday night.
Alyssa Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland outlast Drexel 69-63 on Monday night.
Evan Smotrycz led all scorers and tied a career-high 20 points to help lift Maryland 80-66 over UNI Sunday night to earn a berth in the finals of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament.