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Young Terps come through in OT

12/4/2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Forty minutes simply wasn't enough time
for Wisconsin and Maryland to determine the better team.

Once they reached overtime, however, Jamar Smith had the answer.

Chris McCray scored a career-high 16 points and John Gilchrist
had 12 points and nine assists for the Terrapins (4-0), 92-1 in
nonconference home games since Dec. 12, 1989.

"It's December 2nd. This doesn't get you anything," Maryland
coach Gary Williams said. "It does, however, show your players you
can play with anyone."

Devin Harris scored 24 points for the Badgers (3-1), who rallied
to force overtime but were outscored 12-6 in the extra session.

"We learned that we can come back on the road in a hostile
environment," Ryan said.

The Badgers led 65-63 in overtime before Gilchrist scored on a
drive. After Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson missed two foul shots,
Smith made a layup and D.J. Strawberry followed Harris' miss with a
free throw for a 68-65 lead.

Smith then added two free throws to seal the victory.

"I was really proud of Jamar Smith. He really stepped up when
we needed it," Williams said.

Smith, a senior in his second season at Maryland, became the
first Terp to record four straight double-doubles since Lonny
Baxter in 2000.

"I think I'm the go-to guy," he said. "But I don't look at
myself as that. I'm just trying to do whatever I can do to help our
team win."

Said Gilchrist: "He was way too quick for them. I told him just
to go at them every single time, I'm coming to you."

A 3-pointer by McCray, his first basket of the second half, put
Maryland up 57-50 with three minutes left in regulation. But Harris
scored the Badgers' next six points, and after Smith made one of
two free throws for a 60-58 lead with 21 seconds to go, Wilkinson
hit a 3-pointer to put Wisconsin on top.

Maryland's Nik Caner-Medley was then fouled on a putback
attempt, and he made of one of two with 2.4 seconds remaining to
force overtime.

The Badgers came back because Harris got hot from beyond the arc
and his teammates committed only two turnovers in the second half.

Wisconsin trailed 35-28 before Harris hit successive 3-pointers
to get the Badgers within one. Gilchrist then made two free throws
and Smith hit a 3-pointer before Harris again connected from long
range.

Minutes later, Harris sank another 3-pointer and Zach Morley
scored off the glass to give Wisconsin its first lead of the second
half, 43-42.

The Badgers, who came in averaging 8.3 turnovers, had nine
before halftime in falling behind 30-22. Wisconsin made only six
field goals and was outrebounded 19-13.