COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. will return for his senior season after entering his name in the NBA draft.
Cowan led the Terrapins in scoring last season and is a...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland sophomore forward Bruno Fernando and junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. intend to declare for early entry into the 2019 NBA draft.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — If Maryland was feeling pressured to snap a two-game losing streak, it sure didn't show prior to the opening tipoff against Minnesota.
Cowan has 19 points, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In a second half defined by three pivotal runs, No. 24 Maryland forged the first and final foray to squeeze out a feel-good victory.
Fernando’s putback lifts No. 24 Maryland over No. 21 Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon knew the ball would be in Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon's hands.
The No. 24 Terrapins were ready in the final 7.8 seconds, and they...
Youngsters help No. 24 Maryland reach upper crust of Big Ten
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Extremely young and doggedly determined, Maryland has used a long-awaited growth spurt to move into the upper tier of the Big Ten standings.
A confidence-building victory at home over No. 12 Purdue earlier this week provided the 24th-ranked Terrapins (19-6, 10-4) with some momentum heading into Saturday's game at No. 6 Michigan.
Smith, Fernando lead No. 24 Maryland past Nebraska 60-45
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jalen Smith's second big offensive game of the season against Nebraska didn't decide No. 24 Maryland's win over the Cornhuskers.
The Terrapins' 60-45 victory Wednesday night was all about defense. Maryland allowed its fewest points in a conference game under eighth-year coach Mark Turgeon.
"Our guys were locked in," Turgeon said. "That's the smartest we've played defensively this season, so it was good to see."
Fernando helps No. 21 Maryland past Northwestern 70-52
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In the wake of two straight lopsided defeats, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon was so upset he couldn't eat.
Though Northwestern coach Chris Collins was unaware of that development, he sure knew what to expect from the Terrapins on Tuesday night.
"We knew we were going to face a hungry team," Collins said after No. 21 Maryland snapped its first skid of the season with a 70-52 rout.
No. 6 Michigan State beats No. 13 Maryland 69-55
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry made the most of his opportunity to play in place of injured starter Joshua Langford.
The freshman forward had a season-high 12 points, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 13 Maryland 69-55 on Monday night with balanced offense and stifling defense.
"The Henry kid, he's really good," Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon said. "Great defender, hard to box out. And, he makes shots. That was a key."
No. 19 Maryland tops Ohio State 75-61 for 7th straight win
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland's depth and shooting touch were too much for Ohio State.
Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins won their seventh straight game, 75-61 over the skidding Buckeyes on Friday night.
No. 19 Maryland squeezes past Wisconsin 64-60
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ranked again for the first time since early December, Maryland looked every bit like an AP Top 25 team against Wisconsin— for 30 minutes.
After that, not so much.
Anthony Cowan Jr. hit a pivotal 3-pointer with 44 seconds left, and the No. 19 Terrapins pulled out a 64-60 victory Monday night after blowing a 21-point lead in the second half.
Fernando, Cowan rally Maryland past No. 22 Indiana 78-75
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland gave up the game's first nine points, trailed by 14 with 13 minutes elapsed and faced a double-digit deficit early in the second half.
Strangely enough, with this team that's just about a sure-fire formula for victory.
Bruno Fernando had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 24 and the Terrapins rallied past No. 22 Indiana 78-75 Friday night.
Cowan, Maryland rally on road past Minnesota 82-67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Maryland struggling to stop Minnesota's half-court attack, coach Mark Turgeon turned to a zone defense for a momentum shift.
Anthony Cowan Jr. ably carried the Terrapins the rest of the way.
Cowan matched his career high with 27 points and freshman Jalen Smith pitched in a season-best 21 points and eight rebounds, leading Maryland's rally past Minnesota on Tuesday night for a 82-67 victory fueled by sharp free-throw shooting.
Smith helps Maryland roll past Rutgers 77-63
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — In the midst of a four-game stretch with a game every three days, being able to display its depth came at the perfect time for Maryland.
Jalen Smith finished with 16 points and six rebounds, a nice follow-up to his game-winning layup against No. 24 Nebraska last time out, to lead Maryland past Rutgers 77-63 on Saturday afternoon at a sold-out RAC.
Smith hits late layup, Maryland beats No. 24 Nebraska 74-72
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Nebraska's final attempt to score had gone awry, and as the buzzer sounded, Maryland's players rushed to the middle of the court to celebrate the team's most significant victory of the season.
"We beat a really good team. We need that for a confidence builder," coach Mark Turgeon said after the Terrapins used a late push to get past No. 24 Nebraska 74-72 on Wednesday night.
Cowan, Terrapins pull away from Loyola of Chicago 55-41
BALTIMORE (AP) — No. 23 Maryland used its defense to work its way out of a tough spot.
Anthony Cowan had 17 points and Maryland scored 20 points off turnovers in a 55-41 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday. The Terrapins also held the Ramblers to 32.7 percent shooting while bouncing back from Thursday night's disappointing 62-60 loss at Purdue.
Maryland stays unbeaten with 104-67 rout of Marshall
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland had just blown out Marshall, combining a sharp-shooting offense and an aggressive defense to brush aside a team that reached the NCAA tournament last season.
For a change, Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon didn't talk about what his young squad had to do to get better. There was no need for that after a 104-67 victory Friday night.
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Maryland defeats Hofstra 80-69 behind Fernando’s 17 points
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland forward Bruno Fernando didn't start Friday night.
He had no trouble finishing in the Terrapins' 80-69 comeback victory over Hofstra.
The sophomore had 17 points and seven rebounds and made all eight of his field goal attempts for the Terrapins (4-0). It was the 12th time in school history a player was perfect from the floor with at least eight attempts and the first since Sean Mosley was 8 of 8 against Longwood in 2010.
Led by Fernando, balanced Maryland beats NC A&T 82-59
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — One solid half of basketball was quite good enough for Bruno Fernando and Maryland in a blowout victory over North Carolina A&T.
Fernando had 17 points and 12 rebounds, most of them before halftime, and the Terrapins cruised past the Aggies 82-59 Monday night.
With Fernando dominating both ends of the court, Maryland (3-0) led 49-25 at the break. The 6-foot-10 sophomore had 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A matchup that was so enticing six months ago that the Big Ten Conference and CBS placed it in a prime television slot arrived Sunday afternoon as something much less attractive than that.
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team entered the XFINITY Center having lost seven of its past eight games, including four in a row. Its opponent, Maryland, had lost three consecutive games and five of its past six.
Maryland uses late surge to beat Wisconsin 68-63
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In a matchup between two struggling Big Ten teams, Anthony Cowan Jr. and Kevin Huerter provided Maryland with a tougher-than-expected victory.
Cowan scored 23 points, Huerter added 19 and the Terrapins squeezed past Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to stretch the Badgers' losing streak to five games.
No. 3 Purdue gets past Maryland for 18th consecutive win
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Isaac Haas provided the perfect remedy for No. 3 Purdue's ills on Wednesday night.
With Vincent Edwards not at 100 percent, the 7-foot-2 center went to work. He repeatedly posted up for baskets, drew fouls on Maryland's big men and nimbly found teammates to take care of things on the outside. He even delivered the knockout punch in the final minute.
Maryland uses strong second half to beat Minnesota 77-66
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Desperate for a bounce-back victory, Maryland got what it was looking for against a weary Minnesota squad stuck in the middle of an unwanted road trip.
Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. had a career-high 10 assists and the Terrapins used a strong second half to notch a 77-66 victory Thursday night.
Maryland uses second-half surge to beat Iowa 91-73
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Long before Maryland proved it had far too much depth for Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery was slapped with a pair of technical fouls and banished from the court.
He was spared from watching his young team wither under a barrage of baskets from a variety of Terrapins.
Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 21 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 15 and Maryland pulled away to a 91-73 victory Sunday night to keep the Hawkeyes winless in the Big Ten.
Maryland beats Penn State 75-69 for 7th straight win
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A big lineup and a huge advantage at the free throw line provided Maryland the leverage it needed to secure a gritty victory.
Freshman Bruno Fernando had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 18 and Maryland rallied past Penn State 75-69 on Tuesday night to extend its winning streak to seven.
Maryland forward Ivan Bender lost for season with injury
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland forward Ivan Bender will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Bender has a torn meniscus in his right knee, an injury that occurred Friday night in a game against Maryland-Baltimore County.
Coach Mark Turgeon said Sunday that the junior will have surgery this week.
Bender played in all 15 games this season, including a career-high seven starts. He was averaging 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Maryland uses 24-0 run to beat Fairleigh Dickinson 75-50
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Fairleigh Dickinson was hanging with Big Ten power Maryland, giving the Terrapins all they could handle in a one-point game.
And then this happened:
"We didn't score for, it seemed like the holidays," lamented Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda.
Maryland rattled off 24 consecutive first-half points to turn a close game into a blowout, and the short-handed Terrapins got 12 points and 15 rebounds from Kevin Huerter in a 75-50 victory Thursday night.
Morsell scores 18 to lead Maryland past Gardner-Webb 82-60
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Playing without two key players, Maryland used depth and teamwork to make up the difference against Gardner-Webb.
Freshman Darryl Morsell scored a career-high 18 points, Kevin Huerter added 15 and the Terrapins methodically rolled to an 82-60 victory Saturday.
Maryland (9-3) had 21 assists on its 30 baskets, committed only 11 turnovers and got 33 points from its bench.
Cekovsky’s perfect night helps Maryland beat Ohio 87-62
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — On a perfect night for Michal Cekovsky, Maryland enjoyed a long-awaited blowout victory.
Cekovsky made every shot he took, scoring 15 points to go with eight rebounds to help the Terrapins breeze past Ohio 87-62 Thursday night.
Cekovsky went 6 for 6 from floor and sank all three of his free throws. The 7-foot-1 senior from Slovakia was pulled with 7:22 left and finished one point short of his career high.
Cowan leads Maryland past Illinois 92-91 in overtime
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Maryland stopped a furious Illinois second-half comeback to steal a 92-91 overtime win in Big Ten conference action Sunday night.
Either team could have won the game in the final minutes and seconds, trading shots and fouls like heavyweight boxers.
"That was a big-time college basketball game," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "We were terrific in the first half, and they were terrific in the second half. It's a game we probably shouldn't have won, but we'll take it."
Maryland tops New Mexico in Emerald Coast consolation game
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A heartbreaking loss the day before lit a fire under Maryland's players, who responded with a scorching 27-3 run to open their next game against New Mexico.
Anthony Cowan led the way with 21 points as the Terps topped the Lobos 80-65 in the Emerald Coast Classic consolation game Saturday at Northwest Florida State College.
Maryland (5-1) got back on the winning track in a big way after a two-point semi-final loss Friday to St. Bonaventure.
Stockard lifts St. Bonaventure to a 63-61 win over Maryland
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — St. Bonaventure played without its top returning scorer, couldn't hit a three-point shot all night and was on the short end in most other statistical categories, yet the Bonnies somehow managed to beat a bigger, stronger Maryland team.
After his team trailed most of the night, Courtney Stockard hit a driving layup in the closing seconds to give St. Bonaventure a 63-61 win over Maryland on Friday in the semi-finals of the Emerald Coast Classic.
Freshman Fernando leads unbeaten Maryland past Jackson State
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — An ankle injury slowed Bruno Fernando late in the preseason. It certainly isn't causing any problems for the Maryland freshman now.
Fernando scored a career-high 18 points and added six rebounds and three blocks as the Terrapins cruised to a 76-45 victory over Jackson State on Monday night.
Freshman Fernando leads unbeaten Maryland past Jackson State
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 18 points, Kevin Huerter and Jared Nickens both added 14 points and Maryland cruised to a 76-45 victory over Jackson State on Monday night.
Cowan scores 25 to carry Maryland past Butler 79-65
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Anthony Cowan ran the Maryland offense, made several clutch shots, was a force on the boards and spent plenty of time at the foul line.
What more could a coach ask?
"Man, was he good," Mark Turgeon said after Cowan had 25 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs, in a 79-65 victory over Butler on Wednesday night.
Cowan has assumed the role held over the past three years by Melo Trimble, who did it all for the Terrapins before leaving after his junior season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new basketball champion.
Long a fixture in the Midwest, the Big Ten Tournament will be held in the nation's capital for the first time.
"It's going to be some big-time basketball," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "We're just glad we get to do it in our backyard, which should be fun."
Maryland snaps season-high three-game losing streak
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Maryland got its big guy going in the second half and that's all it needed against Rutgers to get back on track.
Center Damonte Dodd scored six points inside in a 17-6 spurt to start the second half and Maryland avoided its first four-game losing streak since the 2004-05 season with a 79-59 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night.
Maryland reserve Cekovsky to miss rest of season with injury
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland center Michal Cekovsky will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured left ankle.
The injury occurred Sunday in the latter stages of a 71-60 loss to Wisconsin.
Cekovsky, a 7-foot-1 junior from Slovakia, played in 17 games this season for the 24th-ranked Terrapins. He was averaging 7.6 points and 2.8 rebounds coming off the bench.
No. 21 Maryland beats Ohio State 86-77 to end 2-game skid
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Losing streaks don't come often for Maryland, so the 21st-ranked Terrapins entered their game against Ohio State with an unyielding sense of purpose.
"I knew they were dialed in and ready to play well — and we did," coach Mark Turgeon said after Maryland led from start to finish in an 86-77 win Saturday.
Anthony Cowan scored 19 points and fellow freshman Kevin Huerter added 18 for the Terrapins, who had lost back-to-back games for only the second time since January 2015.
No. 17 Maryland holds off Ohio State rally to win 77-71
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State refusing to fold down the stretch Tuesday night, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon put Melo Trimble back into the game and said, "Take it over."
With No. 17 Maryland holding on to a one-point lead with 2 1/2 minutes remaining, the reliable guard knocked down a 3-pointer and scored the Terps' last seven points as they held off the tenacious Buckeyes down the stretch to win 77-71.
MINNEAPOLIS — Maryland still has more freshmen in the starting lineup than losses this season.
The teenage Terrapins, with age-defying poise, have begun to display the potential to top the Sweet 16 trip for last year's team.
Justin Jackson had a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds, making all five of his 3-point attempts, and No. 22 Maryland beat Minnesota 85-78 on Saturday for its sixth straight win.
Trimble scores 17 to lead No. 22 Maryland past Rutgers 67-55
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Instead of taking medicine and resting in bed, Melo Trimble found the best cure for his illness was simply playing basketball.
Trimble fueled a second-half surge that put No. 22 Maryland in control, and the Terrapins beat Rutgers 67-55 on Tuesday night to remain in first place in the Big Ten.
Trimble, 25th-ranked Terrapins outlast Iowa 84-76
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With a bad loss looming, Maryland turned to its best player to maintain its unlikely lead atop the Big Ten.
Melo Trimble scored 20 points and No. 25 Maryland rallied after blowing a 15-point lead to outlast Iowa 84-76 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory.
Trimble broke out of a slump with consecutive 3-pointers in the final 3 minutes to key the Terrapins (17-2, 5-1), who have also won three in a row on the road (Michigan, Illinois and Iowa).
Cowan scores 19 and Maryland outlasts Illinois 62-56
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon didn't let history repeat itself when his team defeated Illinois 62-56 on Saturday.
The Terrapins were No. 11 when they came to Champaign two years ago and were upset 64-57 by an Illinois team that did not make the NCAA Tournament.
Despite defeating Illinois 84-59 earlier this season, Turgeon made sure his team was focused.
Maryland squeezes past Indiana 75-72
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — This time, Maryland put the proper finish on a tight game at home.
Freshman Kevin Huerter hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:46 left, and the Terrapins got 18 points from Melo Trimble in a 75-72 victory over Indiana on Tuesday night.
A back-and-forth Big Ten duel came down to one final shot, a 3-point try by Indiana's Robert Johnson that clanged off the rim as time expired.
Sharp-shooting Maryland holds off Michigan 77-70
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Justin Jackson and the Maryland Terrapins handled their first road test of the Big Ten season just fine.
With Michigan bidding for another comeback win, the young Terps maintained their poise.
Jackson scored 15 points, and Maryland beat Michigan 77-70 on Saturday despite 62-percent shooting in the second half by the Wolverines. The Terrapins went 10 of 15 from 3-point range on the day, and they had an answer every time Michigan got close.
Maryland never trails in Big Ten opening rout of Illinois
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon didn't expect to be part of a 25-point game in Tuesday's Big Ten opener against Illinois. Neither did Illini coach John Groce.
Turgeon was the only one of the two who was pleased at the surprise.
Melo Trimble scored 20 points, Jaylen Brantley added 13 and Anthony Cowan had 12 points and six assists as Maryland routed Illinois 84-59.
Trimble scores 21 as Maryland runs by Charlotte 88-72
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is proud of the way his team has battled through injuries and successfully emerged from its nonconference schedule.
The key now is for the Terrapins to get fully healthy for the Big Ten.
Melo Trimble had 21 points and Maryland extended its winning streak to five games with an 88-72 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night.
Trimble carries Maryland past Jacksonville St 92-66
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Melo Trimble took the same kind of shots he's been firing up all season.
The difference was that almost all of them went in, and the result was a 23-point performance that carried Maryland past Jacksonville State 92-66 Monday night.
Trimble went 6 for 7 from the field, including 4 for 5 from beyond the arc, and was 7 for 7 at the foul line. His only miss of the night came with just over seven minutes left, and the junior guard followed with a 3-pointer that made it 76-58.