Maryland wins at Wake Forest 67-57 on Saturday afternoon (March 2, 2013).
1. The Terrapins improved to 20-9 overall.
2. The Terps improved to 8-8 in the ACC, including 2-6 in conference road games.
1. The Terps, off struggling defensively when it came to their opponents’ field-goal percentage in six of the previous nine games, held the Demon Deacons to 32.7-percent shooting and remain first in the ACC in field-goal-percentage defense (37.7 percent).
2. The Terps, off losing the rebounding battle in two of the previous three games, won the rebounding battle, 41-30, and now have a rebounding differential of plus-281 over 29 games this season. The Terps lead the ACC with an average rebounding margin of plus-9.7.
3. The Terps shot above 40 percent for the 10th time in 11 games, connecting on 47.5 percent from the field.
4. Sophomore guard/forward and highly-touted Xavier transfer Dez Wells had 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes as a starter. He did commit five turnovers and did go just 1-for-5 on free throws.
5. Junior guard Pe’Shon (PEE-shahn) Howard started for just the third time since the Terps began ACC play. He went 0-for-2 on threes but 3-for-4 on twos and finished with eight points, four assists versus two turnovers, three rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes as a starter. Howard now is 12-for-49 from the field, including 3-for-22 on threes, over 14 ACC games this season.
6. Senior guard and Albany transfer Logan Aronhalt went 3-for-7 on threes and had three rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench.
7. Sophomore guard Nick Faust had nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and four rebounds in 26 minutes as a starter. He did have one assist versus three turnovers.
8. Senior forward James Padgett had six points on 3-of-5 shooting, three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes as a starter.
9. True-freshman center Shaquille Cleare had four points on 2-of-3 shooting and three rebounds in 10 minutes off the bench.
1. The Terps, off committing just 34 turnovers over the previous three games, committed 19 turnovers and now are last in the ACC with an average turnover margin of minus-4.52.
2. The Terps went just 8-for-13 on free throws and now are 10th out of 12 ACC teams with a free-throw percentage of 65.8.
3. Sophomore center Alex Len had just five points on 2-of-6 shooting in 23 minutes as a starter. He did have 10 rebounds and two blocks.
4. True-freshman forward Charles Mitchell went 1-for-6 from the field, committed three turnovers and had just three rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench. He did total three steals.
5. True-freshman guard/forward Jake Layman went 0-for-4 from the field in nine minutes off the bench. He did have three rebounds.
6. True-freshman guard Seth Allen went 0-for-3 from the field in nine minutes off the bench.
1. Junior forward John Auslander (AHS-lan-der) was announced as being done for the season due to a fractured left tibia on Dec. 20. He totaled 16 minutes in four games this season.
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