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Weekend wrap — Terps still battling for Stephenson

Despite numerous reports listing Maryland third in a three-team race for Lance Stephenson, the UM coaching staff has not relented.

SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria reports that Gary Williams visited the five-star shooting guard last Friday.

One of the sources said Stephenson told Williams that he will decide by the end of the week. “I think everything will probably come to a head by next weekend,” a third source close to the situation said. “Everything hinges probably on what Xavier Henry does.”

Kansas and St. John's are Stephenson's other finalists, while Memphis has also tried to get involved recently.

TerpCenter.com spoke with four-star power forward DeShawn Painter late last week. Painter, who recently withdrew his commitment to Florida, is now considering Maryland.

Painter, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound power forward at Hargrave Military Academy, has heard from a bevy of major programs since parting ways with the Gators a couple of weeks ago -- Maryland, Marquette, Michigan State, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Missouri -- but Maryland is the only one he's decided to visit thus far.

• UM power forward target Will Regan was named The Buffalo News’ Player of the Year for boys basketball. The News took a look at Regan’s recruitment.

On Friday afternoon, Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins, the former Duke star, watched Regan work out in Nichols' gym. So did Providence assistant Rodell Davis. In Buffalo today will be Maryland assistant Rob Eshan and Vanderbilt assistant King Rice, the former Binghamton High and North Carolina standout. Michigan has been recruiting Regan since last summer. Villanova and Virginia are as well.

Long Beach Post Sports reports that former Maryland women’s target Monique Oliver has backed out of her commitment to Southern Cal, and is considering the Terps once again.

It sounds like paperwork might not be finalized yet, with USC not having a coaching staff in place and Oliver being out of town. We also heard anonymously that Texas and Maryland would be the two leading candidates if Oliver decides not to stay local.

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