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NCAA tournament: Maryland edges Valparaiso, 65-62

NCAA tournament: Maryland edges Valparaiso, 65-62

Dez Wells converted an offensive rebound into a three-point play with 1:44 left and Varun Ram stripped away Valparaiso's last chance as Maryland held off the determined Crusaders, 65-62, on Friday to move on in the NCAA Tournament.

The fourth-seeded Terrapins (28-6), in the tournament for the first time since 2010, advanced to face West Virginia in a Midwest Regional game on Sunday.

Alec Peters led 13th-seeded Valparaiso (28-6) with 18 points.

The Crusaders were down 3 with one last chance for coach Bryce Drew to draw up a winning play. He didn't need a length of the court pass as he did when he made the most famous shot in school history back in the 1998 tournament, but...