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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Dez Wells
Maryland junior Dez Wells has been named to the All-ACC Third Team, as voted on by members of the media. More here.
Three points at a time, Maryland turned a halftime deficit against last-place Virginia Tech into the foundation of a blowout victory.
The sellout crowd roared in anticipation as Nick Faust drove to the basket, poised to give Maryland the lead in the closing seconds against No. 4 Syracuse.
Coming off the bench for just the second time since transferring to Maryland in 2012, Dez Wells scored 19 points to lead the Terrapins to an 80-60 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Maryland guard Dez Wells and three of his teammates were late for his team's breakfast shortly before the Terrapins game against Virginia Tech, and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon decided not to start Wells.
Dez Wells hadn't missed a shot all night, and with the game tied and the clock winding down, Maryland's leading scorer had no intention of finally clanging one off the rim.
Dez Wells drilled the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to provide Maryland with a 74-71 victory over Miami on Wednesday night.
Dez Wells scored all 21 of his points in the second half and drilled a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to carry Maryland past Miami 74-71 Wednesday night.
For the Maryland Terrapins, once-bright hopes of a return to the NCAA tournament have dimmed. Offseason optimism has given way to regular season reality.
Sure, there were missed assignments. Ill-advised jump shots too, and more than a few too many fouls. Yet after an 83-79 loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh at Comcast Center on Saturday, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon instead turned the focus to the team in the visitors' locker room.
Using halftime words from coach Mark Turgeon for inspiration, Dez Wells and the Terrapins used a strong second half to pull out a 74-66 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday night and climb back over .500 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Maryland had just endured a dismal first half, missing 23 of 34 shots and getting no points from its leading scorer, Dez Wells.
Mark Turgeon looked at his exhausted star guard, Dez Wells, on Saturday vs. BU and told him the truth: "I can't take you out." Depth issues continue for Terps.
Ex-Xavier guard Dez Wells had 19 points, former Michigan swingman Evan Smotrycz scored 15 and Charles Mitchell added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland, which had won four in a row after losing two of its first three.
Dez Wells split a pair of Providence defenders for a running hook shot with 1:04 left and added a pair of clutch free throws as Maryland held off a furious comeback attempt by the Friars, 56-52, to claim the 2013 Paradise Jam tournament championship Monday night.
He said other schools have already expressed interest in landing Wells.
"They're the defending national champions, so they're going to get everybody's best every night they come out," said Wells, who played two days after receiving immediate eligibility from the NCAA. "They got our best and we let it slip through our fingers. We could have won that game."