Williams has 16, WVU pounds boards to beat Maryland, 69-59

Mar 22, 2015 11:54 PM by Ross Field

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Devin Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds and West Virginia pounded the boards for 16 second-chance points to beat fourth-seeded Maryland 69-59 in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. Next up: A showdown with top-ranked Kentucky in the Sweet 16.

The fifth-seeded Mountaineers (25-9) will tackle the Wildcats (36-0) at 9:45 p.m. Thursday in the Midwest regional semifinals in Cleveland.

Gary Browne had 14 and Daxter Miles Jr. 12 as West Virginia made it to the regional semis for the first time since 2010, when it went all the way to the Final Four.

Melo Trimble had 15 for Maryland (28-7), but sat on the bench for the final 8:25 after he was hurt for the third time in the game.

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