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Terps Top Richmond in Barclays Classic Opener

Maryland Athletics
11-26-2016
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Richmond (3-2)
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Maryland
Maryland (6-0)
November 25, 2016 || Brooklyn, N.Y. || 9:30 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Melo Trimble matched a career high with 31 points to lead Maryland to an 88-82 win over Richmond in overtime to open play at the Barclays Center Classic Friday in Brooklyn.

Anthony Cowan added 18 for Maryland (6-0), Justin Jackson chipped in 16 points and seven rebounds and Kevin Huerter had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

ShawnDre' Jones had 23 points and T.J. Cline scored 18 for the Spiders (3-2). Marshall Wood added 15 points and Khwan Fore 13.

Maryland scored eight of the first nine points of the extra period -- Cowan made two free throws, Jackson drilled a 3 from in front of the Terrapins' bench and Trimble's 3-point play made it 78-71.

Cline had a pair of free throws that cut the deficit to 81-77, but that was as close as the Spiders would come.

Jackson hit a layup to give the Terrapins a 69-67 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation, but Cline drilled a straightaway 3-pointer 13 seconds later to put the Spiders ahead by one.

Jackson made one of two free throws to tie the game at 70. He made the first and missed the second. After the second, Cline and Ivan Bender battled for a loose ball that ended up out of bounds. A replay showed Cline had last touched the ball so Maryland retained possession.

Fore stole the inbounds, but Jones missed 3 sent the game to overtime.

Maryland battles Kansas State on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. in the Barclays Classic championship contest.

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