NCAAB Game Recap - Oakland at Maryland
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 PM EST

Oakl
50
MD
80
F
Colum
42
UVA
60
F
Ohio
54
Vill
78
F
Alc
56
Mem
102
F
Wash
62
Tenn
75
F
Nich
65
LSU
75
F
USD
53
Colora
71
F
StFNY
64
NCSU
95
F
AlaAM
63
MiaO
79
F
(N/A)
48
UMBC
60
F
N CO
72
NrthIA
77
F(OT)
Morg
68
GrgWas
64
F
Corn
54
DeP
75
F
OlDom
76
NE
69
F
CenCT
43
UMass
89
F
Campbl
87
Citad
73
F
Dart
37
Jacksn
57
F
Leh
53
VaTec
79
F
SIU-E
57
InWor
55
F
NWSt
52
Tul
79
F
StJos
68
LoyIL
85
F
Merrim
69
NJIT
88
F
RobM
56
Toled
70
F
ChiSt
49
Purd
93
F
StPet
47
Prov
68
F
Quin
52
Mia-FL
80
F
Temp
70
LaSal
65
F
(N/A)
79
Hartfo
86
F
SamH
77
CenMI
84
F
Belm
100
BC
85
F
Buff
88
Harv
76
F
TN-M
62
WichSt
103
F
WSt
55
Denv
72
F
APSU
65
Tuls
72
F
TNTec
47
App
69
F
(N/A)
59
Winth
103
F
(N/A)
60
UMassL
58
F
(N/A)
48
NIU
96
F
E MI
56
N TX
51
F
SacHr
72
Bingha
76
F
Vermt
70
StJon
68
F
(N/A)
79
FlAtl
84
F
Lib
77
ECU
57
F
UNH
70
Boston
84
F
Rice
82
UCSB
81
F
Stony
69
TexPA
58
F
Mont
49
Ark
70
F
Del
81
Lafy
73
F
MD-ES
53
MorSt
76
F
Brev
49
UNCA
79
F
MTSt
67
UNCG
66
F
McNee
80
NM
90
F
LaTec
72
Crei
82
F
Drex
67
SFA
82
F
JackSt
63
SMU
80
F
Amer
76
StFPA
79
F
Buck
81
Canis
83
F
Stetsn
55
IPFW
79
F
Kent
72
WriSt
71
F
Seatt
67
Syr
89
F
Albany
51
Manh
57
F
JMU
70
GMas
83
F
Maris
41
Ford
58
F
ChaSo
61
Dayt
90
F
UNCW
49
David
87
F
Samf
55
N AL
61
F
NDSt
57
TXAMC
45
F
StBon
80
Rut
74
F
Woff
61
Butl
80
F
IL-C
56
Brad
65
F
ArkPB
54
GrCan
67
F
USF
76
SIU
60
F
Troy
62
Ind
100
F
(N/A)
48
Murr
114
F
OrSt
83
Wyo
63
F
Pepp
73
AbCh
69
F
SCla
64
Stan
82
F
Maine
62
Portl
71
F
ColSt
74
LoyMa
64
F
(N/A)
62
CS-Ful
82
F
USC
76
Nev
66
F

Maryland 80, Oakland 50

Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Oakland (3-2)

22

28

50

(7) Maryland (3-0)

35

45

80

Strong finish earns No. 7 Maryland an 80-50 rout of Oakland
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:25 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) If there’s been one discernable flaw about the play of No. 7 Maryland this season, it’s that the Terrapins have been slow to take charge against lesser opponents.

Such was the case again Saturday, although part of the problem was the deliberate pace set by Oakland.

Once Maryland got rolling, however, the outcome was never in doubt. Combining a balanced attack with a strong defensive effort, the Terrapins breezed to an 80-50 victory.

After opening with lopsided victories at home against Holy Cross and Rhode Island, Maryland is off a 3-0 start for the sixth year in a row. The Terps are 33-6 at home over the past two-plus seasons.

Despite the solid start, coach Mark Turgeon knows his team can play better - especially at the outset. In this one, the Golden Grizzlies broke to an early 16-12 lead and trailed only 24-22 late in the first half.

“They wanted to play a slow game,” Turgeon said. “We figured out how to get the game going a little faster.”

Still, Turgeon can’t help but notice a trend in Maryland’s games thus far.

“Another slow start for us. Am I concerned? Yes and no,” he said. “Sometimes when you've got the No.7 in front of your name and you haven't earned it, you think you're supposed to beat everybody by 25 in each half. That's not the case in college basketball.”

Turgeon went deep in his roster against Oakland of the Horizon League. Fifteen players participated, nine for at least 10 minutes, and 13 scored.

Darryl Morsell scored 14; Anthony Cowan Jr. contributed 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds; Aaron Wiggins scored 10 and Jalen Smith added eight points and seven rebounds.

Xavier Hill-Mais led Oakland (3-2) with 18 points. The Golden Grizzlies shot 36.5%, were outrebounded 40-30 and went 6 for 15 at the foul line.

“With two minutes to go in the first half it's a two-point game we're at the free throw line and we have completely controlled tempo,” coach Greg Kampe said.

And then, just like that, Maryland finished with an 11-0 run - including a dunk by Smith and a 3-pointer by Wiggins at the buzzer - for a 35-22 halftime lead.

“The floodgates opened,” Kampe said. “We had kept it slow because we can't run with them with their size and speed. Nobody in the country probably can.”

The second half more of the same. Layups by Smith and Morsell made it a 17-point cushion, and minutes later Morsell contributed a pair of 3-pointers to a 12-3 run that made it 56-31 with 12:28 left.

The key was that 11-0 run, the product of concerted effort by Maryland to get out and move.

“The game was slow and that was the pace they wanted it to be played at. And we weren't rebounding,” Morsell said. “And at the end of the half, we started to get stops, started to get rebounds and pushed the ball up court.”

BIG PICTURE

The Golden Grizzlies need games like this to get ready for Horizon League play. “Of the 13 kids that dressed, 10 of these kids had never played Division I basketball before,” Kampe said. “And this is their first time that they got into a place like this against a Top 10 team.”

Maryland has far too much depth, height and talent for the opposition in these early mismatches. Morsell said, “I told the guys at halftime, 'We've got a lot of athletes on this team. Let's make this a track meet. We're deep, too. So if you get tired, we can sub.' So that's what we tried to do in the second half.”

UP NEXT

Oakland: Hosts Hartford on Monday night.

Maryland: Continues its season-opening, five-game homestand against Fairfield on Tuesday night. In the only previous meeting, the Terps beat the Stags 71-42 in 2009.

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Leaders

Oakland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Sowunmi 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Pittman Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 0
Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Smith 0 0 2 2 0 0
T. Valmon 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Oakl MD
Points For 50 80
Field Goals 19/52-37% 30/57-53%
Three Pointers 6/21-29% 8/26-31%
Free Throws 6/15-40% 12/17-71%
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Defensive Rebounds 21 31
Rebounds 33 41
Blocks 2 6
Steals 8 10
Turnovers 19 13
Personal Fouls 15 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 16 Oakl 50 @ MD 80 E. Newsome 2 J. Tomiac 2

Game Information

Stadium: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 12,989
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