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Terps survive Belmont in NCAA Tournament

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 18:18:27-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For the first time since 2016 the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team has a postseason victory.

The sixth-seeded Terps defeated 11th-seeded Belmont 79-77 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Jalen Smith scored 19 points to lead Maryland. He also pulled down 12 rebounds. Fellow Mount Saint Joseph graduate Darryl Morsell had 18 points.

Bruno Fernando registered 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Belmont's Dylan Windler led all scorers with 35 points.

Maryland advances to face third-seeded LSU, on Saturday, in the round of 32.

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