St. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Evan Smotrycz led all scorers and tied a career-high 20 points to help lift Maryland 80-66 over UNI Sunday night to earn a berth in the finals of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament.
Smotrycz grabbed 9 rebounds and scored three 3-pointers in leading Maryland (3-2) in a second-half surge over UNI (2-3). Maryland will face either Providence or LaSalle in Monday's final.
Dez Wells scored 10 points in the first period, including a layup that gave Maryland a 33-30 halftime lead, and Smotrycz scored 17 points in the second period.
Jake Layman scored 19 points, including a dunk on the game's final play, Nick Faust scored 17 and Wells finished with 16.
Seth Tuttle led the Panthers with 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Deon Mitchell had 13 points and Nate Buss added 11.
Maryland beat Marist 68-43 on Friday to advance against UNI.

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