Terrapins Fall to Cincinnati, 69-57
Nov. 24, 2009
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Greivis Vasquez scored a game-high 19 points, dished out four assists and had three steals, but Cincinnati got 17 points and 13 rebounds from Yance Gates in a 69-57 victory over No. 21 Maryland in a semifinal matchup of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
Deonta Vaughn had 16 points to lead the Bearcats into the championship game. Lance Stephenson added 11 points for Cincinnati.
Gates scored 10 of his 17 points during a decisive second-half stretch that put the game out of reach for the Terrapins (4-1), who will play either Wisconsin or Gonzaga for third place on Wednesday (4:30 p.m. EST on ESPN2), while the Bearcats (4-0) take on the other team in the championship.
Maryland, which went for 6 minutes without scoring in the first half, led by three early. Cincinnati then used a 14-0 run to take a 25-11 advantage.
After the Terps rallied, Dion Dixon capped a 20-4 spurt with a buzzer beater that sent Cincinnati into halftime with a 13-point cushion.
Greivis Vasquez led Maryland with 19 points, hitting 9 of 12 free throws.
Maryland was 2-for-14 from 3-point range and hit just 36 percent from the floor.