7:00 PM ET, December 12, 2013
Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Wells Carries Maryland Past BC
BOSTON -- 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 on Thursday night in the Terrapins' final league opener as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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Anderson became the 40th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark when he nailed a jumper from the right corner, tying the game at 70 with 4:30 to go. But Layman and Wells scored consecutive driving baskets, pushing the Terrapins ahead for good.
Wells scored 14 of Maryland's 18 points during a 4 1/2-minute stretch.
BC closed to within two points twice but never had a chance to tie or go ahead late.
After the Eagles sliced it to 76-74 on Owens' basket, Wells banked in a short jumper and was fouled on the play. He missed the free throw, but Jonathan Graham tipped in a missed shot on the next possession, sparking a 9-2 run that sealed it.
The Eagles, who entered the week leading the country in free throw shooting at 80.8 percent, went 22-for-27 from the line.
Maryland, which held a four-point halftime edge, led 54-47 before the Eagles went on a 10-2 run, taking their first lead of the game on Hanlan's two free throws with 10:20 to play.
Maryland led 42-36 at the half.
The Terrapins opened a 23-11 lead early in the first half on Faust's 3-pointer from the left corner before BC scored 19 of the next 27 points. Owens came off the bench and sparked the spree with an alley-oop dunk and a pair of 3s. He entered the game with just three made 3-pointers this season.
At halftime, BC showed highlights on the video boards of Andre Williams winning the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was seated courtside.
The Terrapins have a pair of players from Massachusetts (Evan Smotrycz and Layman) in the starting lineup.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-58 (.552)||25-51 (.490)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-22 (.364)||8-22 (.364)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-22 (.727)||22-27 (.815)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|
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|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#21 North Carolina||13-5||23-9|
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