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...