Fla Gulf Coast vs Maryland

Maryland 73, Florida Gulf Coast 67


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Terrell Stoglin scored 24 points, James Padgett fueled a decisive second-half run, and Maryland squeezed out a 73-67 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Friday night.

Back home after losing two of three in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, the Terrapins (3-2) overcame a slow start to hand the Eagles (2-4) their third straight loss.

Florida Gulf Coast trailed 36-30 shortly after halftime before Padgett scored five successive points in a 16-6 spree that made it 52-36 with 13 minutes left. Stoglin had two free throws and a 3-pointer during the surge, and Berend Weijs capped it with a tip-in and jumper in the lane.

After Florida Gulf Coast closed to 62-55, Padgett hit a short jumper and Nick Faust scored off his own steal to push the lead back to double-digits. The Eagles cut the gap to 70-66 with 47.6 seconds left but could not complete the comeback, even though Stoglin went 2 for 8 from the foul line in the final 75 seconds.

Florida Gulf Coast went 2 for 19 from 3-point range and was 13 for 23 at the foul line.

Brett Comer scored 16 points for Florida Gulf Coast, playing in its fifth season as a Division I school. The Eagles, an Atlantic Sun Conference team, previously lost by one point at TCU and Southern Methodist and were coming off a 10-point defeat at Miami.

Padgett scored 11 points to help the Terrapins notch their 13th straight nonconference win at home.

Maryland went 1 for 7 from the field in the opening five minutes and fell behind 9-2. John Auslander then hit two straight shots and Mychal Parker added a 3-pointer to tie it, and three minutes later Jonathan Thomas connected from beyond the arc to give the Terrapins their initial lead at 14-11.

Stoglin's first basket made it 19-13, and he had a layup and three free throws to cap a 7-0 spurt that put Maryland up by 10.

Bernard Thompson answered with a layup, two foul shots and a dunk to get the Eagles to 27-23. The Terrapins built the margin back to nine points before Dante Holmes hit a jumper for Florida Gulf Coast at the buzzer.

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Fla Gulf Coast
C. Fieler, F222-70-08124
K. Cantinol, C171-40-24022
B. Comer, G327-122-463216
S. Brown, G294-103-420311
C. Varidel, G212-40-02215
B. Thompson263-76-973412
D. Holmes233-92-42048
E. Murray173-30-04056
F. Cvjeticanin131-70-01023
Totals 26-6313-234292567
Maryland Terrapins
S. Mosley, F353-60-07316
J. Padgett, F154-53-441311
B. Weijs, C183-61-23127
T. Stoglin, G355-1312-2140324
N. Faust, G343-122-25438
J. Auslander203-50-11126
M. Parker191-12-55345
A. Pankey170-33-43003
J. Thomas71-10-01003
Totals 23-5223-3937131873

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