A Stoglin 3-pointer pushed the lead to 10 and his three free throws made it 46-33. Moments later, another Stoglin 3 upped the margin to 49-35.

Faust then started a highlight play, passing from beyond the arc in to Len, who dunked and was fouled. Faust stopped and shouted in celebration near midcourt, pumping his arms as Len's free throw gave Maryland a 52-35 lead.

The Terps "did a good job of getting the ball into the middle of the zone," said C.J. Harris, Wake Forest's junior guard.

The game was enjoyed by a sizable contingent of red-clad Maryland fans sitting behind one of the baselines.

Maryland had won an earlier meeting with Wake Forest, 70-64, at Comcast Center by holding Harris to 10 points. Harris entered Thursday's game fourth in the ACC in scoring (16.8 points per game). Harris had 13 points in Thursday's first half but just one point in the second half.

Turgeon has said the Terps like to run whenever they can. They had 18 fast break points to Wake Forest's seven. "We run on misses and we got stops — long rebounds — and we were able to get some easy ones," Turgeon said.

As weary as Maryland was at the end of the regular season, Wake Forest — which also lacks depth — appeared spent as well. The Deacons played again Thursday without suspended big man Ty Walker, who blocked eight shots in the teams' first meeting.

"They didn't have a lot of subs," Turgeon said. "I was trying to be a little bit deeper than them in the first half and try to wear their guys down."

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