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Jake Layman making the most of a bigger role this season
Jake Layman making the most of a bigger role this season

Jake Layman was an important, if inconsistent, role player for most of his first two seasons at Maryland. Now, with seniors Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz sidelined because of injuries, the 6-foot-9 junior forward is being asked to play a bigger role for the Terps. The question remains: How big? As opponents become more focused on containing freshman point guard Melo Trimble — which North Carolina Central (6-3) will likely attempt to do Wednesday against No. 19 Maryland (8-1) — Layman finds himself with more scoring opportunities than at any point since becoming a Terp. It happened Saturday in the second half against Winthrop and led to one of the most productive games of...

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