Niowa 30 36 66
Maryland 33 47 80
Date of game: 11/24/2013

Recap: Maryland vs. Northern Iowa

St. Thomas, VI (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Smotrycz nearly had a double-double as the Maryland Terrapins earned an 80-66 victory over the Northern Iowa Panthers in the semifinals of the Paradise Jam at the Sports and Fitness Center.

Smotrycz finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for Maryland (3-2), which advances to face Providence in Monday's title round. Jake Layman added 19 points, Nick Faust dropped in 17 and Dez Wells had 16 points to go with six rebounds and as many assists.

Seth Tuttle (19 points) and Chip Rank (10) each came a rebound shy of a double-double for Northern Iowa (2-3). Deon Mitchell contributed 13 points before fouling out and Nate Buss had 11 off the bench before also fouling out. The Panthers will face La Salle tomorrow.

Maryland clung to a 33-30 lead at the break after shooting 46.7 percent from the field. Northern Iowa connected on just 36.7 percent of its shots from the floor but had a 9-0 edge from beyond the arc to keep it close.

After the break the Terrpains knocked down 50 percent of their shots from the field, including a 6-of-10 effort from 3-point range, to pull away for the victory.

Maryland outscored Northern Iowa in the paint (42-28) and off turnovers (15-8).

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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