NCAAB Game Recap - Holy Cross at Maryland
Tue Nov 5, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MSU
62
KY
69
F
Kansas
66
Duke
68
F
Lou
87
Mia-FL
74
F
NFla
59
Fla
74
F
HolyC
71
MD
95
F
AlSt
64
Gonz
95
F
Army
54
Vill
97
F
Merrim
71
Seton
105
F
E IL
60
TxTch
85
F
SCSt
64
Mem
97
F
Fres
57
Oreg
71
F
CenAR
61
Baylor
105
F
MTSt
73
UtSt
81
F
Jacksn
57
Xav
76
F
StMar
65
Wisc
63
F(OT)
GaSo
74
Aub
83
F
StFPA
58
VACom
72
F
(N/A)
61
MidTN
119
F
ChBap
40
Lamar
86
F
HBU
72
Tuls
80
F
(N/A)
71
How
68
F
Princ
67
Duques
94
F
Cnten
57
NWSt
84
F
(N/A)
46
UMBC
134
F
Samf
86
MorSt
90
F(2OT)
SacHr
60
Prov
106
F
Furm
70
GWebb
63
F
Ersk
63
Woff
86
F
Brad
81
StJos
86
F
LongI
65
URI
76
F
Brown
73
Bry
71
F
(N/A)
55
NoKY
105
F
(N/A)
51
Longw
73
F
W&M
70
HiPt
56
F
(N/A)
77
WriSt
96
F
GrgWas
58
Tows
72
F
UNCA
63
Tenn
78
F
Yale
74
Stony
69
F(OT)
MD-ES
46
PSU
84
F
(N/A)
66
Oakl
94
F
(N/A)
29
UNH
93
F
(N/A)
83
UNCW
103
F
NCAT
50
UNCG
83
F
App
71
Mich
79
F
UMassL
64
UMass
79
F
Monm
66
Leh
62
F
W IL
65
Ind
98
F
(N/A)
27
Harv
84
F
WCU
72
UGA
91
F
Navy
55
GMas
68
F(OT)
(N/A)
81
FlAtl
92
F
Buck
68
Fairf
64
F
(N/A)
52
FaDi
101
F
Chat
68
E KY
79
F
VMI
68
ECU
80
F
Bridg
51
Del
97
F
Bingha
64
Corn
84
F
Rider
91
Copp
84
F
Campbl
75
CoCar
74
F
VaTec
67
Clem
60
F
USC-Up
55
Charl
74
F
(N/A)
62
CenMI
102
F
Hartfo
74
CenCT
59
F
(N/A)
73
BGSU
94
F
NE
72
Boston
67
F
(N/A)
43
Ball
87
F
Malon
64
Akr
81
F
(N/A)
84
Elon
90
F
(N/A)
55
Lipsco
104
F
(N/A)
71
ChaSo
99
F
PaulQ
57
SamH
95
F
Ohio
65
StBon
53
F
Amer
80
Sien
96
F
Thiel
53
YSU
101
F
(N/A)
48
TN-M
106
F
JarCh
62
PVAM
100
F
SprH
58
NOrl
114
F
ArkPB
41
SoFL
70
F
NebOm
54
WichSt
68
F
(N/A)
26
Stetsn
84
F
Toled
77
Valpa
79
F
TexSA
67
Okla
85
F
LoyMD
53
Marq
88
F
MsVl
74
IaSt
110
F
TexPA
57
SDSt
70
F
(N/A)
62
WIMil
72
F
TNTec
64
W Ky
76
F
(N/A)
50
TexAr
84
F
N CO
45
Tex
69
F
AlaAM
66
TNSt
106
F
ArkLR
67
MOSt
66
F
LoyLA
67
ULLa
95
F
FlGlf
67
StLou
89
F
(N/A)
48
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
71
SoMis
90
F
JacSt
65
SMU
74
F
OlDom
53
NrthIA
58
F
(N/A)
40
N TX
79
F
LACol
41
ULMo
64
F
FlInt
69
MisSt
77
F
Clev
50
Minn
85
F
UCDav
48
LoyIL
82
F
NDSt
54
KansSt
67
F
(N/A)
72
IL-C
75
F
Nich
70
Ill
78
F(OT)
Rice
43
Ark
91
F
Penn
81
Alab
80
F
(N/A)
60
ChiSt
103
F
Colum
63
Lafy
65
F
Drex
62
Temp
70
F
(N/A)
59
Norf
100
F
GaTec
82
NCSU
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
45
TxSt
103
F
OakCi
67
APSU
110
F
Alc
54
DeP
72
F
KennSt
55
Crei
81
F
(N/A)
55
UtVal
72
F
IdaSt
40
Wyo
54
F
(N/A)
70
UTEP
93
F
(N/A)
66
S UT
110
F
(N/A)
46
NMSt
92
F
(N/A)
82
GrCan
73
F
Denv
63
ColSt
74
F
CS-Ful
58
BYU
76
F
UCRiv
66
Nebras
47
F
(N/A)
49
UMKC
102
F
(N/A)
25
E WA
107
F
(N/A)
52
SIU-E
61
F
StFNY
59
Ford
68
F
(N/A)
64
Seatt
98
F
(N/A)
62
LoyMa
105
F
(N/A)
52
SCla
97
F
SonSt
50
USF
101
F
TXSo
42
SDSU
77
F
UCIrv
76
USD
73
F
(N/A)
36
Portl
86
F
(N/A)
47
Pacif
69
F
IPFW
71
UNLV
86
F
Everg
82
Ida
88
F
Pepp
71
Cal
87
F
(N/A)
49
Bois
126
F
JackSt
70
CBap
93
F
(N/A)
39
AbCh
90
F
NDdN
51
CSBak
103
F
Utah
79
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
69
PorSt
94
F
FlaAM
48
USC
77
F
CSNor
67
OrSt
87
F

Nov 5, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Holy Cross (0-1)

39

32

71

(7) Maryland (1-0)

51

44

95

Smith, Morsell carry No. 7 Maryland past Holy Cross 95-71
Tue Nov 5, 2019 10:46 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Chasing a bunch of quick, athletic players around the basketball court can be pretty tiring for a team with a half-dozen guys 6-foot-7 or taller.

Fortunately for Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, if one of his players gets weary, there's always someone to replace him.

Taking advantage of a roster deep with height and talent, No. 7 Maryland launched a season of high hopes by defeating Holy Cross 95-71 Tuesday night.

Despite trailing early, the Terrapins forged ahead by 12 at halftime and won their 43rd consecutive home opener.

"It's hard when we're this big and tall to chase guys around, five guys that can shoot it," Turgeon said. "Our depth finally got them."

Maryland placed four players in double figures, finished with a 47-33 rebounding advantage and scored 64 points in the paint.

Jalen Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darryl Morsell scored 15, and Anthony Cowan Jr. and Eric Ayala added 12 points apiece.

The Terrapins returned seven players from a squad that went to the Sweet 16 last season and have added a pair of 6-foot-10 twins to the mix. Turgeon took full advantage, giving eight players at least 14 minutes of playing time.

"It's nice, especially when the depth plays well," Turgeon said. "And I think it's just going to get better when the new guys get used to playing and get used to the speed of the college game."

This team has a chance to be Turgeon's best during his nine-year tenure at Maryland, but the Terps will have to prove it on the court.

Perhaps the clearest glimpse of this squad's potential came in the final seconds of the first half. After Smith blocked a layup attempt, Cowan got hold of the loose ball and raced up court. He drove the lane and flipped the ball to Morsell, who capped the sequence with a powerful dunk.

"We played well," said Cowan, a senior guard. "There were definitely some times where we weren't getting enough stops or we weren't doing the little things. But overall, I'm happy how we came out."

Freshman guard Drew Lowder scored 24 for Holy Cross, playing its first game under coach Brett Nelson. The Crusaders took only five foul shots compared to 24 for Maryland.

"We had some moments where we were really good," Nelson said. "I have a young group, so we're learning. We're going to be a lot different in January than we are in November.

"But I've got to give Maryland credit. They've got a heck of a ballclub. With the pieces they have, they've got a good chance to make a deep run in the tournament, for sure."

Holy Cross trailed by just seven before Maryland went on a 16-4 run that made it 68-49. Smith and Ayala each had six points in the surge, and Cowan contributed a pair of free throws and a breakaway layup.

"This year could be a lot of fun if we just stay focused, stay selfless, keep getting better," Turgeon said. "We've got a lot of talent."

Maryland is 6-0 against Holy Cross in a series that began in 1971. The teams last met in 2008.

TOO DEEP

Perhaps one day, Nelson will be able to go nine deep on his roster. Until then, he'll be stuck admiring teams like Maryland.

"They're long, they're athletic. They bring guys off the bench that are just as athletic," Nelson said. "So from a rebounding standpoint, they really got us. And then the turnovers there in the first half led to runouts for them."

BIG PICTURE

Holy Cross: The Crusaders look as though they will benefit from working under Nelson, who spent the previous five years on the staff at Marquette. Holy Cross ran its offense well and hustled back on defense, qualities that should be helpful when conference play begins in the Patriot League.

Maryland: The Terrapins got off to a solid start by using their height, but the outside game needs work. Maryland was 5 for 27 from beyond the arc, missing 11 of 13 in the first half.

UP NEXT

Holy Cross stays on the road, facing New Hampshire on Saturday before playing three straight at home.

Maryland hosts Rhode Island on Saturday night, the second of five straight home games to open the season. The Rams were 18-15 last season, 9-9 in the Atlantic 10.

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Leaders

Holy Cross PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Faw 0 0 1 1 0 0
C. Lovisolo 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Mona 0 0 2 0 0 0
W. Clark 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

HolyC MD
Points For 71 95
Field Goals 30/67-45% 37/76-49%
Three Pointers 7/27-26% 5/27-19%
Free Throws 4/5-80% 16/24-67%
Offensive Rebounds 8 18
Defensive Rebounds 25 29
Rebounds 40 49
Blocks 0 8
Steals 3 8
Turnovers 14 8
Personal Fouls 19 6
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MD Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 5 HolyC 71 @ MD 95 B. Verbeek 4 M. Mitchell 2

Game Information

Stadium: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 13,633
Game Time: