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.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction Iowa State is a home underdog tonight against Kansas in Big 12 play. Are the Cyclones a good bet to cover when the teams tip-off at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Syracuse vs. UNC Pick No. 11 North Carolina is a big favorite at home today when it welcomes Syracuse to town when they meet at 7PM ET.
Thumbnail Creighton vs. Xavier Pick It’s a huge Big East matchup today at 2PM ET when No. 15 Xavier hosts No. 8 Creighton. Which team has the edge?
Thumbnail USC vs. Colorado Prediction Colorado is a small home favorite tonight against USC in Pac-12 play. Are the Buffs worth a play for bettors?
Thumbnail Bearcats in business as Pirates await On Thursday, No. 22 Cincinnati eked out a 66-64 win over SMU. But will Mick Cronin’s crew have an easier time dispatching another American Athletic Conference rival...

NCAAB Team Pages