NCAAB Game Recap - Fairfield at Maryland
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:30 PM EST

ETSU
63
Kansas
75
F
Fairf
55
MD
74
F
Vermt
55
UVA
61
F
TexAr
66
Gonz
72
F
Maine
53
Wash
72
F
(N/A)
77
ChiSt
89
F
(N/A)
52
Morg
88
F
Buck
70
PSU
98
F
(N/A)
52
Albany
78
F
(N/A)
59
Dart
108
F
Del
79
StFPA
64
F
Penn
75
Lafy
86
F
Norf
57
Brad
69
F
UMBC
50
LSU
77
F
Brown
63
SacHr
84
F
NCC
60
YSU
66
F
(N/A)
56
W MI
102
F
Boston
78
SCar
70
F
Nich
65
URI
70
F
(N/A)
56
Prov
93
F
Alc
64
NCSU
87
F
(N/A)
53
UNCW
113
F
Charl
76
Marsh
66
F
Navy
48
Lib
55
F
IPFW
68
Kent
75
F
LoyMD
61
GMas
65
F
Mercer
88
GaSo
98
F
(N/A)
63
E KY
99
F
NebOm
68
Dayt
93
F
Nev
71
David
91
F
FlInt
107
Clev
61
F
UNH
77
CenCT
63
F
NE
101
HolyC
44
F
MsVl
43
LaTec
76
F
Citad
74
SEMO
69
F
Manh
57
Samf
70
F
LACol
60
NWSt
67
F
Seatt
52
Miss
65
F
SoMis
45
IaSt
73
F
N DA
70
WIMil
79
F
GWebb
52
WichSt
74
F
SprH
72
SthAL
98
F
Hou
97
Rice
89
F
(N/A)
60
Oral
73
F
Radf
67
NW
56
F
TN-M
67
NrthIA
87
F
NCAT
60
N TX
80
F
SIU
66
Murr
79
F
ArkPB
51
KansSt
62
F
TXSo
51
Ark
82
F
Furm
73
Alab
81
F
N AL
73
SDSt
78
F
Pepp
84
USC
91
F
Detr
49
Wyo
76
F
(N/A)
50
Web
130
F
NM
63
UTEP
66
F
MTSt
56
GrCan
69
F
MD-ES
55
Stan
76
F
NDdN
54
SCla
101
F
CSBak
70
USF
100
F
Copp
60
Pacif
64
F

Nov 19, 2019, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Fairfield (1-4)

27

28

55

(6) Maryland (4-0)

41

33

74

Smith scores 17 to help No. 6 Maryland beat Fairfield 74-55
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:41 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The time for experimenting with the roster and toying with the opposition is over for No. 6 Maryland.

After the Terrapins breezed past Fairfield 74-55 on Tuesday night, coach Mark Turgeon acknowledged that he knew before the opening tip that the outcome was never in doubt.

"Tonight I just wanted to play a lot of guys," Turgeon said. "I always felt like we were going to win the game; I didn't know by how much."

Pretty much by whatever margin they wanted, such was the disparity in depth and talent between these two teams.

Jalen Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds, and three other players scored in double figures for the Terrapins (4-0), who took the lead for good at 9-8.

Going deep on his bench has been the pattern thus far for Turgeon, whose team has won by 24, 18, 30 and 19 points.

Beginning Friday against George Mason, it gets real for Maryland.

"We'll start playing for keeps now, moving forward," Turgeon said.

Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 12 points to pass James Gist and move into the Top 20 on Maryland's career scoring list with 1,424. Cowan is one of three players in Maryland history with 1,400 points and 450 assists, along with Greivis Vasquez and John Lucas.

Sophomore Ricky Lindo Jr. contributed a career-high 13 points, and Eric Ayala also scored 13.

"Last year we had two or three dominant scorers, but now we have more weapons that the other team has to guard," Smith said. "You can't just focus on certain individuals."

Landon Taliaferro scored 15 for the Stags (1-4). Twelve of Fairfield's 18 baskets were from beyond the arc.

"With (the 6-foot-10) Smith there you're going to have to make some jump shots because there's not that much available at the rim," coach Jay Young said. "So it was good to see a couple go in. You're going to have to make jump shots just to even stick around, and we did that for a while and it got away from us."

Coming off an overtime loss to Loyola Maryland in which they committed 21 turnovers, the Stags had 16 against the Terrapins - at least one by nine different players.

Fairfield cut a 15-point deficit to 55-46 before baskets by Cowan and Smith began a 12-3 spurt that made it 67-49 with 6:12 left. The highlight of the run was a resounding dunk by Smith off an alley-oop pass from Hakim Hart following a Fairfield turnover.

The Stags made only one field goal over the final 8 1/2 minutes.

That was the pattern over these first four games. Toward the latter part of the second half, the Terps simply wore down the other guys.

"Lucky for me, if one guy isn't playing well I can put in another one," Turgeon said. "We usually figure it out at about the 15-minute mark of the second half, who our best players are, and we go with them."

Nine players scored in the first half for Maryland, and the Terrapins overcame an early deficit to take a 41-27 lead at the break.

Fairfield went 7 for 11 from beyond the arc before halftime, but committed 10 turnovers and was whistled for 12 fouls.

BIG PICTURE

Fairfield: The Stags aren't as bad as their 1-4 record might indicate. They've got plenty of hustle and some solid outside shooting, but the turnovers are too much to overcome.

Maryland: The Terrapins appear to have reached the point where they need to be challenged. Though the outcome was never in doubt, Maryland seemed content to play just good enough to stay comfortably in front.

UP NEXT

Fairfield faces Southern California on Nov. 28 in the Orlando Classic.

Maryland concludes a five-game homestand Friday night against neighboring George Mason.

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Leaders

Fairfield PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Jeanne-Rose 0 0 2 1 0 0
L. Taliaferro 15 0 1 3 0 1
Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Mitchell 0 0 0 2 0 2
R. Mona 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Fairf MD
Points For 55 74
Field Goals 18/51-35% 26/59-44%
Three Pointers 12/25-48% 8/21-38%
Free Throws 7/8-88% 14/25-56%
Offensive Rebounds 7 16
Defensive Rebounds 24 27
Rebounds 34 48
Blocks 5 6
Steals 6 6
Turnovers 16 8
Personal Fouls 21 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 19 Fairf 55 @ MD 74 C. Maidoh 2 S. Smith Jr. 1

Game Information

Stadium: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 11,412
Game Time: