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Terps Escape West Virginia, Move on to Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Jahmir Young and the Terps Were Able to Hold Off WVU With a Solid Second Half Effort to Move on to the Round of 32

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Birmingham, AL–

This was one of those NCAA games if you watched the first 10 minutes and decided to check out another game, you might have come back and wondered how the Terps managed to pull off a 67-65 victory today against West Virginia.

Julian Reese emerged from the locker room and became the difference in the game as he along with Hakim Hart made a huge difference in the final minutes of the game. Hart with a huge call by hanging on to the ball and Reese keeping Kedrian Johnson from connecting on a possible game winner from three allowing the Terps to walk away and keep dancing to the Round of 32 on Saturday night.

“I look at everything in a positive way,” said Terps Head Coach Kevin Willard. “I figured if that was the best we could do, we would be okay.”

The Terps must now regroup and understand their task against topped ranked Alabama on Saturday night. Another well rounded tough team that has a strong perimeter game, but also has the ability to bang inside the paint and will give Reese another tough go at it.

Another big problem for West Virginia today was the foul trouble they had with Jimmy Bell Jr., who had to sit for much for the first half with foul trouble and it forced West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins to figure a different game plan without him on the floor. It was a huge part of Reese being able to get to the basket in the second half run by the Terps

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