With talented freshman Melo Trimble having an off night and Rutgers threatening a major upset, Wells almost single-handedly carried No. 10 Maryland to a sixth straight win.
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 16 points in his return to Indianapolis, helping Georgetown hold on for a 60-54 victory over No. 21 Butler on Tuesday night.
Frese, handed that honor by a conference for the fourth time in her career, was also chosen as one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award on Tuesday.
A tournament once ruled by Duke, North Carolina and Maryland now has an entirely different look. Those three schools combined to win every tournament from 1999 through 2013.
Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures, and the Cavaliers defeated Syracuse, 59-47, on Monday night.
When Virginia coach Tony Bennett glanced up at the Carrier Dome scoreboard as the first half was dwindling, he winced. His second-ranked Cavaliers had made just one field goal in the first 13 minutes and trailed Syracuse by 11 points.
As “bracketology” and “on the bubble” re-enter the public vocabulary, the Hoyas are focused only on Tuesday’s game against No. 21 Butler. “Next game, next game, next game, next game, next possession,” John Thompson III said. “That’s how we approach it.”
The Terrapins used their depth and strong second half play to overpower No. 25 Northwestern as Sunday’s 69-48 Big Ten victory cemented an unbeaten league season.
Smotrycz finished with only one point and four assists in a 66-56 win over the Wolverines, but his ability to break down their zone defense proved to be vital.
Brogdon led Virginia with 19 points and Anthony Gill added and Darion Atkins each had 16 points as Virginia beat Virginia Tech, 69-57.
With a 66-56 win over Michigan, the Terrapins completed an unbeaten home conference slate for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
Greene IV scored a career-high 26 points and Pointer had 24 points and eight rebounds as St. John’s beat Georgetown, 81-70, on Saturday.