COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Dez Wells posted 17 second half points, Seth Allen had 14 points and four assists and Nick Faust added 13 as the Maryland men's basketball team rallied for 74-66 victory over Notre Dame Wednesday night at Comcast Center.
Wells and the Terrapins used a strong second half to climb back over .500 in Atlantic Coast Conference play (3-2).
Charles Mitchell came off the bench to score 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting and added seven rebounds (six offensive). Maryland trailed by as many as 12 points, but made a 14-2 run to open the second half.
Maryland finished with 23 points off the bench to hand Notre Dame (10-7, 1-3) its third straight defeat.
Pat Connaughton scored 19 for the Irish, only four after halftime. Notre Dame went 10 for 26 from the floor and committed eight turnovers over the final 20 minutes while giving away a seemingly secure advantage.
The Irish opened the second half by going scoreless for 6½ minutes.
It was 43-41 before Evan Smotrycz hit a 3-pointer to spark a 15-7 spurt that pushed Maryland's advantage to 10 with 5:08 remaining.
Notre Dame closed to 66-61 with 1:46 to go before Faust buried a 3-pointer to clinch it. Maryland travels to North Carolina State Monday, Jan. 20 for a 9 p.m. tip.
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