Terps Squash Injury Riddled UMES 96-43 in Home Opener

Anthony Cowan gets the MVP tonight with 16 points and 9 rebounds.

Sean Obi impressed off the bench with 4 points and 6 rebounds in only 8 minutes

After minimum action Friday, Jared Nickens was perfect 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from the foul line —15 points

The game was never in doubt. Terps are 2-0 with a great test on Wednesday vs Butler

Anthony Cowan Jr. had 16 points and nine rebounds,

Jared Nickens scored 15 and Maryland opened its home schedule with a 96-43 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Sunday night.

Cowan scored eight points in a 17-0 run that gave the Terrapins (2-0) a 43-15 lead late in the first half. The 6-foot sophomore had 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block before halftime.

Nickens made all five of his shots, including four from beyond the arc tying his career high. Dion Wiley finished with 14 points and freshman Darryl Morsell added 12.

Coming off a comfortable win over Stony Brook on Friday, Maryland yielded the game’s first basket before Wiley drilled successive 3-pointers to spark a 12-0 run.

Maryland shot 70 percent (14 for 20) from the floor in the first half and forced nine turnovers, including four by freshman Cameron Bacote.

Bacote led UMES (1-1) with 18 points. He had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawks’ opener against Valley Forge.

The Terrapins are 18-0 against UMES in a series that began in 1979. This was the first game between the teams since 2015.

Maryland will host Butler on Wednesday night in the second of four straight home games.

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