Terps Blow 22 Point Lead But Comeback to Defeat Illinosis 92-91

A few observations:

Positives—  Justin Jackson came out of his slump tonight with 20 points on 8-13 shooting

Cowan was stellar (minus the 7 turnovers) 9-15 inc 4-5 from the trey line for 27 points

Cekovski was invisible again 1 rebound and 2 points

Team showed tons of character rallying after tossing away 22 point lead.

Negative        26 turnovers–this must be stopped!!!  Enough said

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. scored a career-high 27 points, including the game-winning free throw, to lift Maryland past Illinois 92-91 in overtime on Sunday.

Justin Jackson scored 20 and Kevin Huerter added 17 for Maryland (7-3, 1-1 in Big Ten).

Leron Black led Illinois (6-3, 1-1), while Mark Alstork scored 17 and Aaron Jordan added 15.

Maryland held a commanding 45-26 lead at the half, led by Cowan Jr.’s 16 points, 9 from outside the 3-point line.

In the first half, the Terrapins shot a season-best 73.1 percent from the field, while Illinois was held to 32.4 percent at the mid-point. Illinois got hot in the second half, shooting 70 percent from the field to Maryland’s 40.7 percent.

Illinois mounted a furious comeback in the second half, taking its first lead of the game 74-73 with 1:51 left in regulation. Bruno Fernando tipped in a shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime with the score tied at 75. Cowan sank a free throw with six seconds left in overtime for the win.



There is One Response to this Post
  1. Todd

    The AP story is wrong. There was six-tenths of a second left when Cowan made the game winning free throw.

    Reply ·   December 4, 2017

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