Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Dez Wells scored a game-high 21 points, leading five players in double figures, as the Maryland Terrapins defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 75-62, in the first round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum.
Alex Len and Seth Allen added 11 points apiece for the seventh-seeded Terps (21-11), followed by Nick Faust and Pe'Shon Howard with 10 points each. With the victory, Maryland advances to the quarterfinals of the tournament versus second-seeded Duke.
The 10th-seeded Demon Deacons (13-18) were paced by C.J. Harris who tallied 19 points, but he shot just 5-of-15 from the floor. Devin Thomas tacked on 14 points in the setback as well.
Wake Forest handled the action in the paint in the first half, outscoring the Terps by a 16-8 margin, allowing the Demon Deacons to secure a 35-30 advantage at the break.
In the second half Wake dropped to only 36.4 percent accuracy from the floor, including 1-of-9 behind the 3-point line, as Maryland began to pull away for the double-digit victory.
The Terps finished the meeting hitting on 7-of-15 behind the 3-point line and also outscored the Demon Deacons by a 22-12 margin at the charity stripe.
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