Maryland 89, Maine 59

Jordan Williams had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Cliff Tucker

scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and Maryland coasted

past Maine 89-59 on Sunday in the 2K Sports Classic.

Playing their third game in seven days, the Terrapins (3-0) led

52-29 at halftime and upped the margin to 30 with just under seven

minutes left. Williams has recorded a double-double in five

straight games, beginning last season in the NCAA tournament.

Maryland freshman Terrell Stoglin finished with 14 points and

senior Adrian Bowie had nine points and eight rebounds.

Murphy Burnatowski scored 17 and Troy Barnies added 16 for the

Black Bears (1-1). Maine opened with an overtime win at Utah Valley

State and is considered to be among the better teams in the America

East Conference, but the Bears were no match for a deep, talented

Maryland squad playing at home.

The Terrapins will next face No. 5 Pittsburgh on Thursday at

Madison Square Garden in the semifinal round of the tournament

benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.

Maine defeated Boston College of the Atlantic Coast Conference

last season, but it became apparent early that Maryland would not

be similarly victimized.

After both teams began the game with two straight turnovers,

Tucker drilled a 3-pointer, Williams dunked and Tucker again

connected from beyond the arc for an 8-0 lead with 2 1/2 minutes

elapsed.

The Bears got within two points before baskets by freshman

Pe’Shon Howard and Stoglin ignited an 11-3 spurt that made it

26-16. Minutes later, Tucker had a dunk and a 3-pointer in a 13-0

run that put the Terrapins up 45-24.

Maryland shot 57 percent in the first half, limited Maine to

nine field goals and forced 14 turnovers.

Williams scored eight of Maryland’s first nine points after

halftime to boost the lead to 24 points.