COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Freshman guard Seth Allen scored 13 points and Maryland completed its non-conference schedule on a 12-game winning streak by beating IUPUI 81-63 Tuesday.
Logan Aronhalt came off the bench and finished with 10 points for the Terrapins (12-1). Maryland shot 54.7 percent (29 of 53) from the field.
Maryland has not lost since falling to then-No. 1 Kentucky 72-69 in the season opener. The Terrapins have their best record entering ACC play since 1998-1999 when they were 13-1. It is also Maryland's longest winning streak in 10 years.
Sean Esposito had 16 points and Lyonell Gaines added 14 points for IUPUI (6-12). Donovan Gibbs also scored 13 points and Greg Rice had 12 points for IUPUI (6-12).
Gaines scored six consecutive points to give IUPUI a 14-3 lead with 14:38 left in the first half. Maryland responded with a 20-5 run over the next 7:06 and led 23-19. The Terrapins remained in control and a layup by Dez Wells with one second remaining increased the margin to 41-34 at the break.
The Terrapins' bench outscored the Jaguars 22-0 and eight players had at least one field goal.
Maryland continued to distance itself in the second half and a dunk by Alex Len provided the first double-digit lead, 48-27, with 17:47 remaining. Shaquille Cleare scored six consecutive points and a pair of 3-pointers by Pe'Shon Howard and Nick Faust boosted the Terrapins' lead to 62-46 with 11:28 left.
A dunk and free throw by Allen provided a 78-54 lead with 3:57 left and Maryland was not threatened the rest of the way. The Terrapins begin their conference schedule Saturday against visiting Virginia Tech.
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|D. Gibbs, F||33||6-11||0-0||1||0||4||13|
|L. Gaines, F||32||6-12||1-1||7||2||2||14|
|S. Esposito, G||38||5-11||3-4||3||1||3||16|
|G. Rice, G||37||4-7||2-2||3||7||2||12|
|J. Hart, G||31||2-6||0-2||2||0||2||6|
|D. Wells, F||22||3-5||3-3||4||2||1||9|
|C. Mitchell, F||20||3-6||1-1||5||0||0||7|
|A. Len, C||18||3-5||3-6||5||0||0||9|
|N. Faust, G||24||2-5||0-0||2||4||1||5|
|P. Howard, G||20||3-5||0-0||1||2||1||8|