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Terps Take Down Charlotte in Baltimore

Maryland Athletics
12-20-2016
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Maryland (12-1)
UMES
88
72
Maryland
Charlotte (6-5)

BALTIMORE (AP) --  Melo Trimble had 21 points and Maryland extended its winning streak to five games with an 88-72 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night.

Anthony Cowan scored 16 for the Terrapins, who made 10 3-pointers in the second half after going 1 for 9 before the break. Michal Cekovsky and Kevin Huerter had 10 points apiece for Maryland (12-1).

Jon Davis led Charlotte (6-5) with 28 points, tying his career high, while Andrien White scored 17. Benas Griciunas finished with 12 points for the 49ers, who were just 4 of 14 from beyond the arc.

Maryland trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half before eventually cutting Charlotte's lead to 37-36 on an over-the-head putback by Cekovsky at the halftime buzzer. That was the spark that the Terrapins needed after committing 13 turnovers in the opening half.

Huerter made two quick layups, Cekovsky had a dunk and Maryland had a 42-39 lead in the opening minutes of the second half.

Maryland stayed in sync and took advantage of some poor shooting by the 49ers. Huerter made a pair of 3-pointers, Jaylen Brantley added another, and the Terrapins had a 56-49 lead midway through the half.

Maryland then pulled away as it continued to stay hot from the field. Brantley and Trimble hit two more 3-pointers that extended the margin to 83-64 with just under four minutes left.

Ivan Bender also finished with 10 points for the Terrapins who had five or more players in double figures for the second time in as many games.

Maryland improved to 11-2 all-time in games played in Baltimore.

The Terps return to action when they open Big Ten Conference play with a game against Illinois on Dec. 27 at XFINITY.

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