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.
The 6-foot-10 Fernando started for the second consecutive game as Maryland coach Mark Turgeon used his fifth starting lineup in as many contests this season. Fernando matched his previous career high of 14 points in the first half. He also finished with six rebounds and three blocks for the Terrapins (5-0).
Jeremiah Jefferson scored 11 points for Jackson State (1-3), which has lost all of three of its games against Division I opponents this season.
The Terps dominated the interior, outrebounding the Tigers 44-27. They had 16 offensive rebounds to Jackson State’s 13 defensive rebounds, and held a 24-15 advantage in second-chance points.
The Tigers shot 30 percent from the field, the fourth team Maryland has held to less than 40 percent this season.
The Terps will play St. Bonaventure Friday in their first game of the Emerald Coast Classic in Destin, Fla.
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