NCAAB Game Recap - Maryland at Harvard
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:30 AM EST

Winth
70
Duke
83
F
W Ky
54
Lou
71
F
MD
80
Harv
73
F
UNC
78
Oreg
74
F
Mich
82
Gonz
64
F
UAB
58
KY
69
F
Morg
57
OhSt
90
F
TxTch
76
Crei
83
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Seton
84
F
Penn
82
Ariz
92
F
UtSt
73
StMar
81
F
FlaSt
60
Tenn
57
F
VACom
56
Purd
59
F
Marsh
67
Fla
73
F
JacSt
71
ChiSt
62
F
Eurek
60
NOrl
125
F
CAPoly
69
LongI
82
F
LongB
75
Wake
88
F
(N/A)
40
S UT
126
F
UMass
57
Rut
82
F
KTChr
42
Lib
88
F
Temp
65
TexAM
42
F
AlSt
56
Chat
74
F
(N/A)
57
IlSt
76
F
DeP
73
Minn
68
F
USC
79
Marq
101
F
Campbl
74
GaSo
84
F
TNSt
81
NFla
73
F
Prov
55
Charl
63
F
SIU-E
51
UCRiv
69
F
SEMO
75
SCla
87
F
PSU
85
Syr
64
F
N DA
78
FlGlf
63
F
HolyC
69
FlAtl
87
F
MD-ES
56
Del
75
F
(N/A)
47
Akr
64
F
Fairf
56
David
67
F
Denv
65
CS-Ful
62
F
Iowa
73
SDSU
83
F
AbCh
51
SMU
70
F
MOSt
58
LSU
73
F
UCF
78
Pepp
65
F
UCDav
73
Utah
77
F
Copp
62
Mont
69
F
UNCW
59
Bois
80
F
Alab
83
SoMis
68
F
Miss
37
OkSt
78
F
Gram
58
UCSB
67
F
Hamp
57
CSBak
70
F
Longw
51
Pacif
69
F
USF
75
HI
85
F

Maryland 80, Harvard 73

Nov 29, 2019, 11:30 AM EST

Final

1

2

T

(5) Maryland (7-0)

31

49

80

Harvard (5-3)

35

38

73

Second-half surge carries No. 5 Maryland over Harvard 80-73
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:19 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) No. 5 Maryland is answering the challenge against stronger competition in the Orlando Invitational.

Coach Mark Turgeon's just wondering what it'll take to get Terrapins (7-0) going a little earlier in games, regardless of who they're playing.

"I think we've beaten two NCAA tournament-type teams down here so far, and we get to play for a championship on Sunday," Turgeon said after Friday's 80-73 victory over Harvard in the semifinals of the eight-team tournament at Disney World.

"I'm disappointed in myself that I can't get our team to play better at the start," the coach added. "I don't what know it is. If I knew what it was, I'd have it corrected."

Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half, and the persistent Terps gradually overcame another slow start to begin a season with seven straight wins for the first time under Turgeon.

Cowan followed up on a 30-point performance in the previous day's come-from-behind win over Temple with 10 points and an assist during a 12-4 burst that sparked a game-closing surge for the Terps, who also got the job done defensively by holding Harvard (5-3) without a field goal for a 6-minute stretch of the second half while Maryland was taking control.

Jalen Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Wiggins, Darryl Morsell and Eric Ayala scored 13 apiece for the Terps, who will play Marquette for the championship.

"I thought (Thursday) we really had energy. Today we had nothing," Turgeon said. "We're a rah-rah team in the dressing room, a rah-rah team when we're stretching. I thought we were ready. We just didn't share the ball enough. I just want our guys to play a little more unselfishly at the start and I think we'll be a better team."

Bryce Aiken led Harvard with 30 points, but the Crimson missed 18 of 26 attempts from behind the 3-point arc and didn't have enough muscle or firepower to hold off the Terps after leading by as many as 11 in the opening half. Noah Kirkwood finished with 12 points and Robert Baker had 11.

"Bryce can score with the best of them," Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said. "He had a pretty efficient offensive game, but he can be better than that, certainly in other areas of quarterbacking our team and leading our team."

Amaker was impressed with Maryland, which - despite slow starts being a recurring theme - won its first five games by no fewer than 18 points.

"The key word for me, and I think all good teams have this, is balance," Amaker said. "I think they have a lot of pieces to the puzzle."

THE TAKEAWAY

Maryland: The Terps fell behind 9-0 in the opening minutes and trailed 35-31 at halftime. They also overcame a slow start against Temple on Thursday, but found a way to win despite not shooting well from the line. In addition to turning the ball over 16 times, the Terps made just 25 of 40 free throws.

Harvard: The Crimson would have led by more at halftime if they hadn't gone 1 of 10 on 3-point attempts. After going 22 for 22 from the foul line in beating Texas A&M in the first round, Harvard only shot 17 free throws against Maryland, making 10.

UP NEXT

Maryland: Plays Marquette (5-1) in Sunday's championship game.

Harvard: Plays USC (6-2) for third place Sunday.

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Leaders

Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Mona 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harvard PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Djuricic 0 0 1 1 0 0
M. Forbes 0 0 0 0 1 0

Team Comparison

MD Harv
Points For 80 73
Field Goals 24/60-40% 27/61-44%
Three Pointers 7/20-35% 8/26-31%
Free Throws 25/40-62% 11/17-65%
Offensive Rebounds 15 4
Defensive Rebounds 29 25
Rebounds 44 29
Blocks 3 3
Steals 6 5
Turnovers 16 13
Personal Fouls 15 24
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 29 MD 80 @ Harv 73 M. Mitchell 1 C. Juzang 2

Game Information

Stadium: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida
Attendance: 2,014
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