COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Michal Cekovsky made every shot he took, scoring 15 points to go with eight rebounds, and Maryland breezed past Ohio 87-62 Thursday night.
Cekovsky went 6 for 6 from floor and sank all three of his free throws. The 7-foot-1 sophomore from Slovakia was pulled with 7:22 left and finished one point short of his career high.
Coming off three straight tough games -- narrow losses to Syracuse and Purdue, followed by an overtime victory at Illinois -- the Terrapins never trailed.
Mike Laster scored 14 for the Bobcats (4-4). Ohio, a member of the Mid-American Conference, previously lost to Clemson, Dayton and Iona.
The Terps made their first five shots and got six points from Cekovsky in grabbing to a 15-2 lead. Maryland then missed six of nine attempts before Jackson peeled off nine straight points to make it 30-14.
Huerter had only six points in the first half, which ended with Maryland up 41-28. The sophomore guard scored eight points in the first eight minutes after halftime, including a soft jump shot that made it 51-31 with 16:55 left.
With Cekovsky and Cowan leading the way, the taller Terrapins finished with a 49-29 rebounding advantage. Maryland has out-rebounded 10 of its 11 opponents on the season
Huerter collected six rebounds, as did freshman Bruno Fernando. Fernando suffered a low ankle sprain in the second half of the victory, and head coach Mark Turgeon expects him to miss the next two games.
Maryland will face Garner-Webb on Saturday afternoon, the second of six straight home games for the Terrapins. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus.