Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Maryland pulls away late for 79-61 win over Mount St. Mary’s

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Legendary sports cartoonist Mike Ricigliano and Nestor talk four decades of friendship and Buffalo Bills memories

Legendary sports cartoonist Mike Ricigliano and Nestor talk four decades of friendship and Buffalo Bills memories

Caps historian and Bills fan Ted Starkey talks hockey and Buffalo sports history

Caps historian and Bills fan Ted Starkey talks hockey and Buffalo sports history

NFL historian Vic Carucci joins Nestor from Buffalo to preview Bills and Ravens

NFL historian Vic Carucci joins Nestor from Buffalo to preview Bills and Ravens

Matt Parrino joins Nestor from Buffalo to discuss temperature of Bills in January

Matt Parrino joins Nestor from Buffalo to discuss temperature of Bills in January

Sal Capaccio of Bills Radio joins Nestor to preview a big Saturday night in Buffalo

Sal Capaccio of Bills Radio joins Nestor to preview a big Saturday night in Buffalo

(Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics)

PRESS RELEASE

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Donta Scott scored a career-high 17 points and Eric Ayala added 15 as Maryland beat Mount St. Mary’s 79-61 on Sunday afternoon at the XFINITY Center.

Maryland weathered a balanced attack from the Mountaineers in the first half, trailing by as much as nine points before pulling ahead and taking a 41-32 lead into the break. Despite a 10-point Terrapin lead early in the second half, Mount St. Mary’s was able to hang around and took its first and only lead of the half at the 8:57 mark on a Malik Jefferson jumper.  

Maryland answered back with a 21-0 run that spanned seven minutes. The Terps’ 21-0 run late in the second half was the largest since going on a 24-0 run in the first half against Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 21, 2017.

Five Terps scored in double-figures as Scott (17), Ayala (15), Aaron Wiggins (12), Jairus Hamilton (13), and Darryl Morsell (10) paced the Maryland scoring offense. Maryland has now had four or more double-digit scorers in every game this season and five in two of three games.

Chol Marial got his first start as a Terrapin, scoring his lone bucket on a thunderous two-hand jam in the first half.

The Terrapins (3-0) continued to be efficient on offense for the second-consecutive game, shooting 59.6 percent on 31-of-52 shooting from the field. On Friday vs. Navy, Maryland shot 68.2 percent from the field, its highest shooting percentage since shooting at a 73.9 percent clip (34-for-46) against Wake Forest on Jan. 28, 1986.

Next, the Terps will face Towson on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the XFINITY Center for their fourth consecutive nonconference home tilt.

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