User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Wells carries Maryland past BC, 88-80

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

BOSTON (AP) - Dez Wells scored 18 of his career-high 33 points in the closing seven minutes to carry Maryland to an 88-80 win over Boston College Thursday night in the Terrapins' final league-opener as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Advertisement
Roddy Peters added 14 points, Jake Layman 13 and Nick Faust 11 for the Terrapins (6-4, 1-0 ACC).

Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (3-7, 0-1) with 26 points, Garland Owens had 16 and Ryan Anderson 14 with eight rebounds.

Anderson became the 40th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark when he nailed a jumper from the right corner, tying the game at 70 with 4:30 to go. But Layman and Wells scored consecutive driving baskets, pushing the Terrapins ahead for good.

Wells scored 14 of Maryland's 18 points during a 4 1/2 minute stretch.

BC closed to within two points twice, but never had a chance to tie or go ahead late.

After the Eagles sliced it to 76-74 on Owens' basket, Wells banked in a short jumper and was fouled on the play. He missed the free throw, but Jonathan Graham tipped in a missed shot on the next possession, sparking a 9-2 run that sealed it.

The Eagles, who entered the week leading the country in free throw shooting at 80.8 percent, went 22 for 27 from the line.

Maryland, which held a four-point halftime edge, led 54-47 before the Eagles went on a 10-2 run, taking their first lead of the game on Hanlan's two free throws with 10:20 to play.

Maryland led 42-36 at the half.

The Terrapins opened a 23-11 lead early in the first half on Faust's 3-pointer from the left corner before BC scored 19 of the next 27 points. Owens came off the bench and sparked the spree with an alley-oop dunk and a pair of 3s. He entered the game with just three made 3-pointers this season.

At halftime, BC showed highlights of Andre Williams winning the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back on the video boards.

Boston Celtics President/GM Danny Ainge was seated courtside.

The Terrapins have a pair of Massachusetts kids (Evan Smotrycz and Layman) in the starting lineup.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Schwab: Sunday's Elite Eight Tips
Sportsbook: Sunday's Top Action
Lawrence: Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Angles
News: 2015 NCAA Tournament Results
News: 2015 NIT, CBI, CIT Results
Wisconsin tops Arizona, Final 4 bound
Kentucky nips Notre Dame, 68-66
Izzo versus Pitino in East showdown
Arizona falls short of Final Four -- again
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK  Hot Streaks
3-1 LN, 10-2 L12, 20-5 L7 Days
20-8 L6 Days, 30-12 Win Streak
9-2 L11 G-Plays, 24-14 L38 Picks
2-0 Saturday, 12-3 L15 Picks
4-1 Saturday, 13-7 L20 Guarantees
11-4 L15 NCAA Streak
5-2 L4 Days, 12-4 L16, 15-6 L21
12-5 L17 Over/Under Picks
15-8 L23 College Picks
3-1 Last 4 Plays
7-3 Last 10 Guarantees
17-10 L27 Selections
9-4 L13 Picks, 5-2 L7 G-Plays
10-5 Record Last 6 Days
6-0 L6 G-Plays, 8-3 L11 Picks
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Tournament Picks- Duke Blue Devils vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
2014 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 1202
Joe Williams + 1153
John Fisher + 877
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1704
Joe Williams + 1512
Andy Iskoe + 674
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Chip Chirimbes 54 %
Scott Pritchard 54 %
Andy Iskoe 53 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 1464
John Fisher + 1324
Brian Edwards + 1000
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1152
Andy Iskoe + 664
Kyle Hunter + 592
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
The SportsBoss + 722
Andy Iskoe + 248
Joe Williams + 248
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb