Terps Drop First of Season to St. Bonaventure

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NICEVILLE, FL - Sophomore guard Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland with 13 points, but guard/forward Courtney Stockard’s driving layup with 3.4 seconds remaining lifted St. Bonaventure to a 63-61 win in the Emerald Coast Classic.

The Terps built a 52-44 lead with 8:19 remaining behind three-pointers from Cowan Jr. and sophomore Kevin Huerter, sandwiched between a three-point play by graduate transfer center Sean Obi.

The Terps, however, struggled offensively, tying their season-high with 20 turnovers and shot just 5-23 (21.7%) from three-point range.

“St. Bonaventure played hard from the beginning," said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon. "When you have 20 turnovers and shoot 5-23 from three-point range and don’t have many second chance points, it catches up with you. In the end our defense let us down. We just didn’t play well.”

St. Bonaventure was led by junior guard Matt Mobley, who finished with 16 points and shot a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. Stockard added 14 points for the Bonnies, including the aforementioned game winner.

Maryland (5-1) will meet New Mexico on Saturday at 4 pm EST/ 3 pm CST to conclude its appearance in the Emerald Coast Classic. The game will be streamed via this link

Terp Notes

Freshman guard Darryl Morsell, who sustained a slight hamstring strain in Maryland’s win over Jackson State, played 16 minutes and finished with four points and three rebounds. Prior to the game, Turgeon listed Morsell as a game-time decision.

Turgeon credited Sean Obi with giving the team a lift when he entered the game midway through the second half. Obi finished with three points, one rebound and one block in seven minutes of action.