Jim Larranaga was in the Miami locker room before a game during this regular season, talking about the importance of defense, when he decided words were not going to be enough to illustrate his point.
The former George Mason coach has taken charge of what not long ago looked like a wayward Hurricane program, leading Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship, a 27-6 record and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Green, the nation's leading scorer at 25.4 points per game, finished with 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting for one more frustrating ACC tournament performance in the senior's final game.
Wells scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Maryland beat pesky Wake Forest 75-62 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
The ninth-ranked Hurricanes enter this week's ACC tournament as the No. 1 seed and looking to add another crown to their trophy case. To do that they're going to have to capture their first tournament title in the home state of No. 2 Duke — the second-seeded Blue Devils have won 10 of the past 14 ACC tournament titles.
Thomas, who earlier in the week won her second ACC player of the year award, had a career-high 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple-double of the season.
This was how Sasho Cirovski and Taylor Kemp wanted it. The longtime Maryland soccer coach and one of his program's anchors sat side by side Saturday, savoring their first trip to the College Cup together.