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College Basketball Roundup | Maryland routs IUPUI in non-conference finale

The Associated PressJanuary 1, 2013 

— Freshman guard Seth Allen scored 13 points and Maryland completed its non-conference schedule on a 12-game winning streak by beating IUPUI 81-63 Tuesday.

Logan Aronhalt came off the bench and finished with 10 points for the Terrapins (12-1). Maryland shot 54.7 percent (29 of 53) from the field.

Maryland has not lost since falling to then-No. 1 Kentucky 72-69 in the season opener. The Terrapins have their best record entering ACC play since 1998-1999 when they were 13-1. It is also Maryland’s longest winning streak in 10 years.

Sean Esposito had 16 points and Lyonell Gaines added 14 points for IUPUI (6-12). Donovan Gibbs also scored 13 points and Greg Rice had 12 points for IUPUI (6-12).

Gaines scored six consecutive points to give IUPUI a 14-3 lead with 14:38 left in the first half. Maryland responded with a 20-5 run over the next 7:06 and led 23-19. The Terrapins remained in control and a layup by Dez Wells with one second remaining increased the margin to 41-34 at the break.

The Terrapins’ bench outscored the Jaguars 22-0 and eight players had at least one field goal.

Maryland continued to distance itself in the second half and a dunk by Alex Len provided the first double-digit lead, 48-27, with 17:47 remaining. Shaquille Cleare scored six consecutive points and a pair of 3-pointers by Pe’Shon Howard and Nick Faust boosted the Terrapins’ lead to 62-46 with 11:28 left.

A dunk and free throw by Allen provided a 78-54 lead with 3:57 left and Maryland was not threatened the rest of the way. The Terrapins begin their conference schedule Saturday against visiting Virginia Tech.

Big South

•  (A t) Presbyterian 77, Montreat 35 | Joshua Clyburn 16 and William Truss 16 points apiece to lead Presbyterian to a victory over Montreat.

Truss, who made all seven of his shots from the field, also grabbed nine rebounds for the Blue Hose (3-11), who never trailed and ended a four-game losing streak.

Khalid Mutakabbir scored 11 points for Presbyterian, which led 37-13 at halftime as Montreat did not score in the final 6 minutes before the break. The Blue Hose shot 58 percent while Montreat, which had four field goals in the first half, finished the game at 27 percent. Brandon Dockery led the Cavaliers with eight points. Montreat, which plays in the NAIA and counted Tuesday's game as an exhibition, hadn't played since an 85-51 loss to North Carolina-Asheville on Dec. 8. The Cavaliers had 15 turnovers and just five assists.

Women’s Top 25

•  (At) No. 24 Texas A&M 80, Rice 57 | Kelsey Bone had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Texas A&M beat Rice.

Bone, who has scored 15 or more points in her last seven games, led four Aggies in double figures. Kristi Bellock scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Karla Gilbert also scored 12 and Adrienne Pratcher had 11 points. Texas A&M led 49-30 at halftime.

The Aggies (10-4) made 53 percent of their shots from the field and only attempted two 3-pointers, missing both. All four of A&M’s losses are to teams ranked 11th or above.

Jessica Kuster had 18 points and eight rebounds and Megan Palmer scored 15 points for the Owls (8-5). Rice shot 37 percent from the field. Texas A&M leads series 30-10 between the former Southwest Conference rivals.

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