GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dez Wells scored a career-high 30 points and Maryland upset No. 2 Duke 83-74 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Wells was 9 of 13 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line to lead the seventh-seeded Terrapins (22-11).
They never trailed, held the league's best team from 3-point range to 4-of-25 shooting from beyond the arc, and bolstered their NCAA tournament credentials with their second straight win over Duke.
Mason Plumlee had 19 points to lead second-seeded Duke (27-5), which had the ball trailing by six points with about 2 minutes left after Seth Curry hit a rare 3-pointer and the Blue Devils got an even rarer defensive stop.
No. 9 Miami 69,Boston College 58
Shane Larkin scored 20 points and Miami pulled away to beat Boston College in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Kenny Kadji added 15 points and Trey McKinney Jones finished with 12 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (25-6).
No. 19 Syracuse 58,No. 5 Georgetown 55
At New York, Brandon Triche scored the go-ahead basket early in overtime and No. 19 Syracuse advanced to the Big East championship game with a victory over Georgetown in the final conference clash of their storied heavyweight rivalry.
The fifth-seeded Orange (26-8) will make their 15th appearance in the tournament title game and go for their sixth crown tonight at Madison Square Garden.
No. 4 Louisville 69,No. 24 Notre Dame 57
Russ Smith scored 20 points and Peyton Siva added 12 to lead Louisville to a victory over Notre Dame, the third straight year the Cardinals beat the Fighting Irish in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.
Siva, the tournament MVP last year when Louisville won its second Big East title, had six assists and seven steals, which tied the tournament record in another solid defensive outing by the Cardinals.
No. 3 Indiana 80, Illinois 64
At Chicago, Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Indiana past Illinois in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
The top-seeded Hoosiers (27-5) are off to a good start after claiming their first outright conference title in two decades and earning a first-round bye.
No. 22 Wisconsin 68,No. 6 Michigan 59
Ben Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Wisconsin knocked off Michigan.
Traevon Jackson had 16 points for the Badgers (22-10), who will play top-seeded Indiana in the semifinals today. Ryan Evans added 12 points, six rebounds and six assist.
No. 8 Michigan State 59,Iowa 56
Adreian Payne had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading Michigan State to a rugged victory over Iowa in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
Keith Appling and Gary Harris had 13 points apiece for the Spartans (25-7), who trailed by 12 midway through the second half. They advance to play Ohio State in the next round in a rematch of last season's tournament championship, won by Michigan State.
No. 10 Ohio State 71,Nebraska 50
DeShaun Thomas and Sam Thompson had 19 points apiece, helping Ohio State rout Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals
The Buckeyes turned a close game into a runaway with an impressive 30-5 spree spanning halftime that included a little bit of everything. LaQuinton Ross connected on three consecutive 3-pointers, Aaron Craft made a couple of nifty passes and Thompson had two jams to go along with a 3-pointer.
No. 7 Kansas 88, Iowa State 73
At Kansas City, Mo., Perry Ellis scored a career-high 23 points, and seventh-ranked Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat Iowa State and reach the Big 12 tournament title game.
Jeff Withey and Elijah Johnson added 14 points each, and Ben McLemore finished with 10 for the top-seeded Jayhawks (28-5), who advanced to play No. 11 Kansas State tonight for its sixth Big 12 tournament championship.
No. 11 Kansas State 68,No. 14 Oklahoma State 57
Rodney McGruder scored Kansas State's first nine points of the second half and led the Wildcats past Oklahoma State in the Big 12 semifinals, setting up a title match tonight against rival Kansas.
No. 13 Florida 80, LSU 58
At Nashville, Tenn., Erik Murphy scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to help Florida take the first step toward trying to add a Southeastern Conference tournament title to their regular season championship by beating LSU.
No. 16 Saint Louis 72,Charlotte 55
Dwayne Evans played through foul trouble to score 25 points on near-perfect shooting, and top-seeded Saint Louis pulled away early to beat Charlotte in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
No. 25 VCU 82,Saint Joseph's 79
Treveon Graham scored 17 points, and hot-shooting VCU beat Saint Joseph's in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
No. 20 Memphis 85, Tulsa 74
At Tulsa, Okla., Chris Crawford scored 30 points while connecting on eight 3-pointers to set new career highs in both categories for the second straight game, D.J. Stephens had 10 points and 10 rebounds after attending his grandmother's funeral earlier in the day and Memphis reached the Conference USA championship by beating Tulsa.
Crawford's third 3 during the stretch made it 61-46 with 9:57 to play, and he hit two more during a 10-0 burst later on that prevented the fifth-seeded Golden Hurricane (17-15) from making another comeback.
No. 15 New Mexico 60,San Diego State 50
At Las Vegas, Tony Snell scored 17, including five 3-pointers, to lead No. 15 New Mexico past San Diego State in the semifinal round of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Top-seeded New Mexico will defend its tournament title today.
Also for the Lobos (28-5), Cameron Bairstow added 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Alex Kirk had 15 points.