Florida International vs Maryland

Maryland 65, FIU 61

  •  

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Terrell Stoglin scored 20 points, and Maryland needed a late rally to squeeze past Florida International 65-61 Wednesday night.

The Terrapins (6-3) trailed by 11 late in the first half and by 52-50 with 7:12 left before FIU (3-7) went cold. The Panthers went nearly six minutes without a point, and although Maryland made only two baskets over the final nine minutes, it was just enough offense to win it - barely.

The Terps have won three straight, the last two at home by a combined seven points.

After a free throw by Stoglin made it 57-52, Jeremy Allen scored off the glass for the Panthers with 1:18 left. The Terrapins then threw the ball away, but FIU couldn't score and freshman Ashton Pankey sank two free throws for Maryland to make it 59-54 with 38 seconds to go.

Phil Taylor drilled a 3-pointer for the Panthers, but Nick Faust and Stoglin each made two foul shots over the final 27.8 seconds to keep the Terrapins in front.

Coached by former NBA great Isiah Thomas, FIU had already lost this season to Georgia State by 26 and to Texas Wesleyan, an NAIA school. But the Panthers gave Maryland everything it could handle in this one, a tight affair that was nothing like the only other meeting between the schools - a 117-70 rout by the Terrapins in 1997.

Taylor had 20 points and seven assists and Allen scored 18.

Maryland trailed 36-27 early in the second half before Stoglin scored five points in a 9-2 spree that cut the gap to two points. But the Panthers wouldn't wilt, and after Stoglin picked up his fourth foul with 13:08 left, Taylor made a free throw to make it 46-40.

The Terrapins went up 49-48 on a three-point play by Sean Mosley with 9:10 remaining. But Maryland wouldn't make another basket until Stoglin scored on a drive with 2:23 left.

FIU limited Maryland to 36 percent shooting in the first half, forced nine turnovers and got 14 points from Allen in going up 34-27 at the break.

There were seven lead changes before Allen hit a 3-pointer to begin a 13-1 run that put FIU ahead 34-23. Allen connected twice from beyond the arc during the surge, sandwiching the long-range shots around seven straight points by Taylor.

Stoglin cut into the deficit with four straight free throws, the first two following a technical foul on Allen for protesting the call that sent Stoglin to the line.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Florida International (3-7)342761
Maryland (6-3) «273865

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Florida International Golden Panthers
D. Ferguson, F363-150-06036
T. Akomolafe, F341-32-24014
J. Allen, G397-120-041418
P. Taylor, G387-145-737420
D. Wright, G172-51-24026
G. Dierickx222-51-13045
R. Pack81-20-02022
D. Hill40-10-00010
C. Bell10-00-00000
T. Wozniak10-00-00010
Totals 23-579-123082261
 40.4%75% 
Maryland Terrapins
S. Mosley, F355-112-342012
J. Padgett, F251-40-07022
A. Pankey, F245-93-460213
N. Faust, G363-73-63229
T. Stoglin, G284-1311-1323420
B. Weijs242-20-06004
M. Parker201-22-43234
J. Auslander50-11-20001
J. Thomas30-10-00000
Totals 21-5022-323891365
 42%68.8% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue12-323-516
Wisconsin11-322-524
Maryland10-422-518
Northwestern9-620-843
Minnesota8-620-723
Michigan St.8-616-1145
Michigan7-717-1054
Iowa7-815-13108
Nebraska6-812-1473
Illinois6-916-1259
Penn St.6-914-1479
Indiana5-1015-1398
Ohio St.5-1015-1380
Rutgers2-1313-15153
 
Other games
SCUP 58 Final
Ohio St 82
Bth-Cook 42 Final
Baylor 69