A huge win for the Terps at the ACC tournament last night in Greensboro, knocking off heavily favored Duke 83-74. The win moves Maryland into the semifinals against North Carolina. Sophomore Dez Wells scoring a season high 30 points to lead the Terrapins.
The win keeps Maryland's March Madness hopes alive, although they need to at least one more victory to have a shot when the field is announced on Sunday. Duke coach Mike Kyzyzewski knows teams are potentially most dangerous when their backs are against the wall.
"They're trying to survive, and they played like it, a lot of teams in that position sometimes get nervous or they make a lot of mistakes. Instead, Maryland rose to the occasion.
The Tar Heels were easy 83-62 winners over Florida State, but may have lost star P.J. Hairston to a hand injury in the process. Today's first semifinal matches top seed and ACC regular season champion Miami taking on North Carolina State.
ACC Semifinal: Maryland vs North Carolina
Saturday 3pm on WDCA-20 and/or ESPN