Tempers flare, Smith comes up clutch as Michigan bounces Maryland in Big Ten tourney

INDIANAPOLIS — A double-digit deficit. A huge run. A coach ejection. A Big Ten tournament record. Friday’s quarterfinal matchup between top-seeded Michigan and No. 8 Maryland pretty much had it all. It also had a familiar outcome as the Wolverines used a big game from grad transfer guard Mike Smith and a 27-6 run over the first and second halves to dispatch the Terrapins, 79-66, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Michigan advances to the semifinals and will face No. 5 seed Ohio State at 1 p.m. Saturday. Smith set a tournament record with 15 assists to go along with 18 points for Michigan (20-3). Sophomore …

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