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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dez Wells found a new way to hang a big number on Wake Forest and give Maryland another game against the team it most loves to hate.
He single-handedly took care of the Demon Deacons less than 2 weeks ago almost exclusively on drives to the basket. This time, he incorporated a jump shot into his repertoire, hitting both of his 3-pointers.
“Everyone tells me I’m the energy guy on this team, and they go as I go,” Wells said. “That’s the role that I have, and I just want to do what I have to do for my team to win. I can’t let these guys down.”
But then they held the Demon Deacons without a field goal for a critical 8½-minute stretch while using a late 24-8 run to pull away for their seventh straight win in the series.
Maryland will face No. 2 Duke, the tournament’s second seed, in the quarterfinals Friday night. The Terps knocked off the Blue Devils last month in College Park when they also were No. 2, and — because they’re leaving for the Big Ten at some point in the future — don’t know how many more times they’ll take on Mike Krzyzewski’s powerhouse program.
“We’ve just got to be ready for a war,” Maryland guard Pe’Shon Howard said.
They ended their season — their third straight sub-.500 finish — by losing 10 of 13 and they haven’t won an ACC tournament game since 2007.
Still, Wake Forest led 52-51 on Madison Jones’ layup off a pretty feed from Harris with just over 10 minutes left.
But the offense disappeared after that. The Demon Deacons missed their next seven shots, started giving the ball away and had trouble converting consistently from the free-throw line.
Wake Forest made just 4 of 10 foul shots during the stretch when things slipped away, and finished 12 of 21 from the line.
“We turned the ball over (nine times in the second half) and they were bad turnovers,” coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “We coupled that with missing free throws, and the game got away from us.”
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