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Terps Roll to Win in Home Opener Over UMES

Maryland Athletics
11-12-2017
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Anthony Cowan Jr. had 16 points and nine rebounds, Jared Nickens scored 15 and Maryland opened its home schedule with a 96-43 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Sunday night.

Cowan scored eight points in a 17-0 run that gave the Terrapins (2-0) a 43-15 lead late in the first half. The 6-foot sophomore had 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block before halftime.

Nickens made all five of his shots, including four from beyond the arc tying his career high. Dion Wiley finished with 14 points and freshman Darryl Morsell added 12.

Coming off a comfortable win over Stony Brook on Friday, Maryland yielded the game's first basket before Wiley drilled successive 3-pointers to spark a 12-0 run.

Maryland shot 70 percent (14 for 20) from the floor in the first half and forced nine turnovers, including four by freshman Cameron Bacote.

Bacote led UMES (1-1) with 18 points. He had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawks' opener against Valley Forge.

The Terrapins are 18-0 against UMES in a series that began in 1979. This was the first game between the teams since 2015.

Maryland will host Butler on Wednesday night in the second of four straight home games.

Notes:

  • Wiley has already surpassed his season-high from last season, when he scored 13 points against Jackson State on Dec. 12.
  • Maryland’s 96 points were the most scored by the Terps since scoring 97 points against Nebraska on Friday, March 11, 2016 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.       
  • Cowan Jr. was just one rebound away from his first career double-double, but the sophomore still tied his career high with nine boards.
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