Terps Cruise Past Maryland-Baltimore County, 82-52
Dec. 30, 1999
By DAVID GINSBURG
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Terence Morris scored 17 points and No. 14 Maryland extended its non-league home winning streak to 71 games Thursday night, limiting Maryland-Baltimore County to 19 first-half points en route to an 82-52 victory.
Danny Miller had a career-high 16 points for the Terrapins (10-2), who finished the decade without losing to a non-conference opponent at Cole Field House. The run, which began in December 1989, is the longest of its kind in the nation.
Maryland never trailed in its season-high fourth straight victory. The Terrapins are 11-0 against UMBC and have won 26 consecutive games against in-state schools.
Justin Wilson scored 13 points for the Retrievers (4-5), who had as many turnovers (19) as points in the first half. UMBC went 20-for-69 (29 percent) from the field and missed 21 of 25 shots from 3-point range.
The Terrapins led 41-19 before opening the second half with a 16-1 run that made it 57-20 with 13 minutes left. UMBC scored the next 12 points before Morris ended the run with a three-point play.
Morris was 5-for-9 from the field, 7-for-9 at the foul line and also grabbed nine rebounds.
UMBC missed its first seven shots and had five turnovers, yet trailed only 4-0 before Issac Green hit a jumper in the lane with nearly four minutes elapsed. Neither team scored again until Maryland's Lonny Baxter made two foul shots with 13:54 left in the half.
The Retrievers trailed 11-8 before reserve guard Drew Nicholas hit two
3-pointers in a 15-2 Maryland run that made it 26-10. Calvin McCall, starting
quarterback for the football team, saw action for the first time and made two
free throws in the run.
He is the first Maryland football player to score for the basketball team since Lubo Zizakovic in 1992.