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Maryland pulls away from Houston

Freshman Jordan Williams set career highs with 21 points and 17 rebounds, and Maryland beat Houston 89-77 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional.

Maryland (24-8) overcame an off night by ACC player of the year Greivis Vasquez, who had a quiet 16 points. The fourth-seeded Terrapins will play Sunday against fifth-seeded Michigan State (25-8), a 70-67 winner over New Mexico State.

Aubrey Coleman, the nation's leading scorer, had 26 points for 13th-seeded Houston (19-16). The senior averaged 25.6 points per game this season. Kelvin Lewis added 24 for Houston, 17 in the second half.