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The Terrapins closed the regular season with an overtime upset of Virginia. But they had to play this one without 11-point scorer Evan Smotrycz due to back spasms that had kept him out of two days of practice, though Turgeon said he expected the 6-9 junior would play until finding out otherwise about 40 minutes before tipoff.

Maryland led 34-32 at halftime behind Allen’s early burst and 43-42 on Wells’ dunk at the 14:34 mark, but the Terps hit a 4-minute scoring drought that opened the door for the Seminoles. Aaron Thomas led the 11-0 charge by jumping in front of a pass near halfcourt for a steal and a breakaway dunk followed by a 3-pointer before Bojanovsky ended the run with a putback to make it 53-43 with 10:34 to play.

Maryland rallied only to suffer its fifth loss by two or fewer points this year.

“It just took all the wind out of me,” Terps big man Charles Mitchell said of Bojanovsky’s dunk. “So many times this year, so many close games we’ve been in and the ball didn’t bounce our way and somebody picked it up and we lost the game. That’s all I was thinking: not again, not again.”