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Maryland survives Valparaiso, 65-62, advances in NCAA tournament

Maryland survives Valparaiso, 65-62, advances in NCAA tournament

The first 39 minutes and 47 seconds of Maryland's NCAA tournament opener against 13th-seeded Valparaiso on Friday night featured the usual characters for the fourth-seeded Terps. It was also decided in a typical way — in the final seconds. But while freshman point guard Melo Trimble had his second career double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds) and guards Dez Wells and Jared Nickens also added 14 points each, it was little-used senior guard Varun Ram who ultimately saved the night at the end. Ram stripped the ball from Valparaiso guard Keith Carter just before the buzzer, preserving a 65-62 victory for Maryland at Nationwide Arena and sending the Terps (28-6) into...

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