A season that started with Dez Wells missing makeable shots in a one-point loss to Connecticut at the Barclays Center, a season punctuated by Charles Mitchell doing the same in a two-point loss at No. 5 Duke nine days ago, was summed up Monday night in the closing seconds of a 57-55 loss to No. 4 Syracuse at Comcast Center.
Maryland ripped off eight goals in just over four minutes in the second quarter, turning a two-goal deficit into a six-goal lead in a resounding, 16-8, victory over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Syracuse coach John Desko, who guided his alma mater to last year's NCAA tournament championship final where the team fell to Duke, 16-10. The 11-time national champion Orange will make their debut in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season.
Patterson Mill junior Qalea Ismail says she gets her speed from her father and her basketball skills from her mother. That's a good combination for the daughter of former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail and former Syracuse basketball star Holly Ismail.
Maryland (13-9, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) will likely need a productive outing from Allen if it is to win the final regular-season game in its 60-year ACC series against North Carolina (14-7, 4-4) on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C.
After being saddled to the bench in the first half with two early fouls, Wells scored 18 points in the second half and hit his biggest shot since coming to Maryland -- a 3-pointer for the win with 5.9 seconds left.