By Harry Allison
Trailing by as much as 13 in the first half and looking half-asleep in the first game of the day, Maryland came back behind 17 points and nine rebounds from sophomore forward Julian Reese, beating West Virginia 67-65.
The win advanced Maryland to the second round, where the Terps will take on overall No. 1 seed Alabama.
In a back-and-forth game that featured nine ties and 11 lead changes, points in the paint (34-24 Maryland) were the difference.
The Terps will have to start and play much better to compete with the Tide on Saturday, but grinding out a win and coming from behind should give them confidence. This is especially important when you consider how bad Maryland has been away from home (5-11 coming into Thursday) this season.
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