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Maryland uses 24-0 run to beat Fairleigh Dickinson 75-50

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Fairleigh Dickinson was hanging with Big Ten power Maryland, giving the Terrapins all they could handle in a one-point game.

And then this happened:

''We didn't score for, it seemed like the holidays,'' lamented Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda.

Maryland rattled off 24 consecutive first-half points to turn a close game into a blowout, and the short-handed Terrapins got 12 points and 15 rebounds from Kevin Huerter in a 75-50 victory Thursday night.

After letting an eight-point lead dwindle to 20-19, Maryland (11-3) kept the Knights scoreless for more than eight minutes.

''We executed and we made shots,'' Terps coach Mark Turgeon said. ''We were good in the zone, we were good in man, we were good in everything. Obviously, that was the difference in the game.''

Bruno Fernando led the charge with seven points, and Huerter and Anthony Cowan scored six apiece.

Fairleigh Dickinson (3-8) went 0 for 10 from the floor with four turnovers during the dry spell and trailed 46-23 at halftime.

''We had a lot of shots that normally we make,'' Herenda said. ''Give the credit to Maryland. They sped us up. Once they settled in, they just made it really hard for us.''

Huerter made all four of his shots in the first half, helping Maryland go 15 for 21 (71 percent).

''From then on, we didn't concentrate quite as well,'' Turgeon said. ''I thought we lost a little bit of interest in the second half.''

The Terrapins were without three players who had a combined 27 starts this season: Justin Jackson (shoulder soreness), Michal Cekovsky (ankle soreness) and Dion Wiley (illness). It was the third straight game that Jackson sat out.

Maryland did, however, get back Fernando, a 6-foot-10 freshman who missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle. Fernando had 11 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes.

Darryl Morsell and Cowan each contributed 13 points to help the Terps win their fifth straight.

Darian Anderson led the Knights with 17 points. Fairleigh Dickinson has lost six in a row and is 0-7 against Maryland in a series that began in 1980.

`We're not as bad as we were tonight,'' Herenda said.

This one turned just after the midpoint of the first half, when Turgeon called a timeout after FDU used a 15-7 surge to get within a point.

Ivan Bender got the Terps started with a basket in the lane. Cowan made three free throws, Huerter and Jared Nickens nailed 3-pointers and Fernando added a field goal and two free throws for a 16-point cushion.

It was 44-19 before the Knights finally ended their scoring drought at 8 minutes, 13 seconds on a basket by Noah Morgan off an offensive rebound.

Maryland's defense made the offense better.

''When you get stops, you get to run out on transition, you get open 3s, you get layups,'' Nickens said. ''It all started on the defensive end.''

BIG PICTURE

Fairleigh Dickinson: Two years removed from winning the Northeast Conference, the Knights are rebuilding with a starting lineup that has two freshmen and only one senior. Herenda can only hope the young unit jells when conference play starts next month.

''We were doing the things we need to do in our conference to win,'' the coach said.

Maryland: Though the result was never in doubt, the Terrapins showed their mettle by winning comfortably without three key players. Turgeon had the opportunity to go deep on his bench, and he was rewarded with an impressive display of teamwork: Six players scored in double figures and Maryland shot 48 percent from the floor.

UP NEXT

Fairleigh Dickinson: At LIU-Brooklyn on Dec. 29.

Maryland: Faces Maryland-Baltimore County on Dec. 29 to end a run of five straight non-conference home games.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Travis Valmon 31.0
  Jahlil Jenkins missed 3-pt. jump shot 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Jahlil Jenkins 40.0
  Jared Nickens missed 3-pt. jump shot 42.0
  Traveling violation turnover on Jahlil Jenkins 1:07
+ 1 Anthony Cowan Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:19
+ 1 Anthony Cowan Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 1:19
  Personal foul on Jahlil Jenkins 1:19
  Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter 1:24
  Darnell Edge missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:26
+ 2 Anthony Cowan Jr. made layup 1:43
Team Stats
Points 50 75
Field Goals 17-71 (23.9%) 24-50 (48.0%)
3-Pointers 6-32 (18.8%) 7-20 (35.0%)
Free Throws 10-15 (66.7%) 20-23 (87.0%)
Total Rebounds 36 47
Offensive 13 9
Defensive 18 38
Team 5 0
Assists 7 15
Steals 13 1
Blocks 2 6
Turnovers 9 17
Fouls 18 15
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
13 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo F. Dickinson 3-8 232750
home team logo Maryland 11-3 462975
Team Stats
away team logo F. Dickinson 3-8 74.9 PPG 36.4 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Maryland 11-3 71.4 PPG 42.4 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
00
D. Anderson G PPG RPG APG FG%
11
D. Morsell G 8.5 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.8 APG 45.9 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Anderson G 17 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
D. Morsell G 13 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
23.9 FG% 48.0
18.8 3PT FG% 35.0
66.7 FT% 87.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Anderson 17 5 3 7/24 3/8 0/1 3 34 4 0 2 1 4
M. Holloway Jr. 8 8 0 2/5 0/1 4/4 4 31 0 1 1 5 3
D. Edge 5 4 0 1/11 0/9 3/3 2 30 2 0 4 2 2
J. Jenkins 5 2 1 2/13 1/5 0/0 2 33 3 0 1 0 2
N. Morgan 5 4 1 2/8 1/4 0/1 3 27 1 0 1 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Anderson 17 5 3 7/24 3/8 0/1 3 34 4 0 2 1 4
M. Holloway Jr. 8 8 0 2/5 0/1 4/4 4 31 0 1 1 5 3
D. Edge 5 4 0 1/11 0/9 3/3 2 30 2 0 4 2 2
J. Jenkins 5 2 1 2/13 1/5 0/0 2 33 3 0 1 0 2
N. Morgan 5 4 1 2/8 1/4 0/1 3 27 1 0 1 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Bishop 7 2 0 2/5 0/1 3/6 1 16 0 1 0 1 1
P. McNamara 3 1 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1
M. Schroback 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Miller 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
D. Rhoden 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Beciri 0 2 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 6 0 0 0 1 1
T. Jones 0 2 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 9 2 0 0 0 2
E. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Fabre - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 50 31 7 17/71 6/32 10/15 18 200 13 2 9 13 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Cowan Jr. 13 6 3 2/6 1/4 8/8 0 36 0 0 4 1 5
D. Morsell 13 4 2 3/6 0/1 7/9 2 36 1 1 3 1 3
I. Bender 12 4 0 6/8 0/0 0/0 2 19 0 0 3 2 2
K. Huerter 12 15 8 5/12 2/5 0/0 3 37 0 3 2 3 12
B. Fernando 11 8 1 4/6 0/0 3/4 4 23 0 1 2 0 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Cowan Jr. 13 6 3 2/6 1/4 8/8 0 36 0 0 4 1 5
D. Morsell 13 4 2 3/6 0/1 7/9 2 36 1 1 3 1 3
I. Bender 12 4 0 6/8 0/0 0/0 2 19 0 0 3 2 2
K. Huerter 12 15 8 5/12 2/5 0/0 3 37 0 3 2 3 12
B. Fernando 11 8 1 4/6 0/0 3/4 4 23 0 1 2 0 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nickens 12 5 0 4/9 4/8 0/0 1 25 0 0 1 1 4
S. Obi 2 3 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 1 6 0 1 0 1 2
J. Tomaic 0 1 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 15 0 0 2 0 1
T. Valmon 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
R. Mona 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Tostado 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Cekovsky - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Terrell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 47 15 24/50 7/20 20/23 15 200 1 6 17 9 38