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Maryland basketball overcomes late-game mistakes in first win over ranked foe since 2016

Maryland basketball overcomes late-game mistakes in first win over ranked foe since 2016

Jalen Smith started Wednesday night’s game against No. 24 Nebraska looking like someone who was still trying to recover from a 24-hour stomach bug, not to mention a freshman playing in just his third Big Ten basketball game.

The former Mount Saint Joseph star finished it looking like the McDonald’s All American he was as a senior in high school and a player many project to be a first-round NBA draft pick whenever he leaves Maryland.

Smith scored his team’s final seven points, including a game-winning floater with 3.8 seconds left to give the Terps a 74-72 win over the Cornhuskers, Maryland’s first victory over a ranked opponent since beating No. 18 Purdue on Feb. 6,...

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