NCAAB Game Recap - Maryland at Temple
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:00 AM EST

MD
76
Temp
69
F
Mich
73
UNC
64
F
Gonz
73
Oreg
72
F(OT)
Iowa
72
TxTch
61
F
SoMis
56
Seton
81
F
Pepp
91
Ariz
93
F
NCSU
78
Mem
83
F
TexAr
77
Elon
67
F
TexAM
51
Harv
62
F
TNSt
82
CAPoly
72
F
Prov
65
LongB
66
F
USC
54
Fairf
47
F
NFla
95
LongI
92
F
Wake
65
Charl
56
F
David
63
Marq
73
F
IaSt
104
Alab
89
F
UCF
67
Penn
68
F
Crei
52
SDSU
83
F

Maryland 76, Temple 69

Nov 28, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Final

1

2

T

(5) Maryland (6-0)

29

47

76

Temple (4-1)

34

35

69

Cowan scores 30, No. 5 Maryland rallies to beat Temple 76-69
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:51 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Anthony Cowan Jr. scored five of his career-high 30 points in the final three minutes, helping No. 5 Maryland overcome a slow start and beat Temple 76-69 in the opening game of the Orlando Invitational on Thursday.

Eric Ayala had 13 points and Jalen Smith finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins (6-0), who trailed by as many as nine in the first half. Cowan put them ahead for good with a long 3-pointer and added two free throws in the closing seconds for a five-point lead.

Ayala also came up big down the stretch with a 3-pointer, two free throws and a driving layup in the final 1:53. Smith capped the win - Maryland's first by less than 18 points - with two free throws that gave the Terps their biggest lead of the game with 2 seconds remaining.

Alani Moore II led Temple (4-1) with 22 points. J.P. Moorman II had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Owls leading scorer Nate Pierre-Louis was limited to three points - nearly 13 below his average - on 0-for-7 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 free throws.

BIG PICTURE:

Maryland: Falling behind early has been a recurring theme for the Terps, who led for just 16 seconds of the opening half using a 9-3 spurt to turn a 34-29 deficit into a 38-37 lead. Neither team could create much separation until Cowan's 3-pointer snapped a 62-62 tie.

Temple: The Owls pushed the Terps to the limit despite only shooting 34 percent from the field and not getting their usual production of the high-scoring backcourt of Pierre-Louis and Quinton Rose, who finished with nine points on 4-for-16 shooting. Jake Forrester had six points and two rebounds in his debut for the Owls, who earlier this week received approval from the NCAA to play the transfer from Indiana.

UP NEXT

Maryland: Friday's semifinals against the winner of Thursday's first-round matchup between Texas A&M and Harvard.

Temple: Friday in the consolation bracket vs. the loser of Texas A&M-Harvard.

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Leaders

Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Mitchell 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temple PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Hamilton 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Pierre-Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

MD Temp
Points For 76 69
Field Goals 24/56-43% 22/64-34%
Three Pointers 10/26-38% 11/31-35%
Free Throws 18/23-78% 14/19-74%
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Defensive Rebounds 22 25
Rebounds 32 39
Blocks 6 2
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 14 15
Personal Fouls 20 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 28 MD 76 @ Temp 69 H. Hart 2 A. Parks 1

Game Information

Stadium: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida
Attendance: 0
Game Time: