Terps Roll Morgan State 89-62
Jake Layman scored a career high 27 points, leading Maryland past Morgan State 89-62 at the Comcast Center on Friday night. The win is the fourth straight for the Terrapins, now 5-2 on the season. Layman shot 9-of-12 from the floor, including 7-of-10 three point attempts.
The Terps shot 62% from the floor, including 13 of 20 from long range. Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz with another double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down a dozen rebounds. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon seems to be settling with Dez Wells as the starter at point guard, the junior finishing with a dozen points, five rebounds and four assists. Freshman point guard Roddy Peters managed 21 minutes, scoring seven points and a team high six assists.
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The win is the sixth in seven meeting between the two teams, with Morgan State upsetting Maryland in their last meeting back in 2009. Maryland faces their toughest test of the season next week, with a trip to Columbus to take on the No.7 Ohio State Buckeyes. Turgeon knows it will be tough challenge for his young team.
“We’re a lot better today than we were two weeks ago. This will be our first true road game Tuesday so that’ll be a challenge for us. I like to think we’ll be pretty focused and dialed in. It will be a pretty tough game obviously, but I feel better about our team than I did a week ago.”
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