Maryland Basketball Opens With 106-75 Win Over Seattle

By Ben Linton

For the first time in four years, the Maryland Terrapins took the floor without standout guard Greivis Vasquez in the opening round of the 2k Sports Classic. The effects of Vasquez’s departure were felt early, but center Jordan Williams (17 pts, 15 reb) and guard Sean Mosely (21 pts) helped Maryland overcome 29 turnovers to beat the Seattle Redhawks 106-75 in the first game of the season.

The first half proved to be sloppy for both teams, as Maryland would turn the ball over 15 times to Seattle’s 12. There was definitely some first game jitters or rust that needed to be shaken off for some of the players, including Adrian Bowie. The senior point guard committed 7 turnovers to only 2 assists and was benched very early in the game. Freshman Terrell Stoglin and Pe’Shon Howard provided a boost off the bench, and added some excitement for the future. Stoglin finished with 15 points, 5 assists, and 4 turnovers. Howard provided the best stability at point guard, dishing out 8 assits to only 3 turnovers.

Maryland led 46-36 at half, but would run away with the game in the second half, outscoring Seattle 59-40. The Terps will face College of Charleston on Wednesday night to complete the College Park Regional of the 2k Classic. Maryland will travel to the mecca of college basketball in Madison Square Garden to face off against No.5 Pittsburgh on Nov.18 after one more home game against Maine. The Panthers barely escaped Rhode Island in its first game, but have two guards in Brad Wannamaker and Ashton Gibbs that could provide a challenge for Maryland’s young guards. We will know just how good the Terp guards are and how much they have to improve when the Terps meet the Panthers in New York.

Other teams competing in the 2k classic include No. 16 Illinois and No. 25 Texas.


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