- By Kyle Stackpole Land of 10
Maryland basketball opened its season by beating Stony Brook, 76-61, on Friday. Find the score, stats and live updates below.
The Terrapins open the 2017-18 season against Stony Brook on Friday, Nov. 10. Last season, Maryland went 24-9 (12-6 Big Ten) and earned a No. 6 seed for the NCAA Tournament.
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Five Maryland players reached double figures, led by Anthony Cowan’s 15 points. Maryland (1-0) shot 49 percent from the field.
Maryland travels to play Stony Brook at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 10.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, Nov. 10
Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in East Garden City, N.Y.
In its last exhibition, Maryland secured an 88-44 win against Randolph-Macon College on Nov. 2. The Terps sophomore — guards Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter and forward Justin Jackson — all scored in double figures. Freshman Darryl Morsell finished with 14 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
In the front court, center Michal Cekovsky played 17 minutes in one of his first games since fracturing his ankle in February. Another big man, 6-foot-10 freshman Bruno Fernando, missed the exhibition with an injury. A four-star prospect out of IMG Academy MG, Fernando missed two weeks of preseason practice with a left ankle sprain.
He’s since recovered, and coach Mark Turgeon said he will be ready to go Friday night.
“I think it affects Bruno the most, because he missed a little over two weeks of practice, and this time of year that’s very important. And so he’s a little bit behind,” Turgeon said to Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post.. “I think the ankle injury changes some things. He was really playing at a high level and was very comfortable. And I think that changed some things. . . . He does have a big upside; he does some things nobody else can do on our team. I coach by feel, so I will coach him by feel. If I think he’s ready to handle more, we’ll give him more.”
Stony Brook is coming off its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance after going 26-6. The Seawolves earned the No. 13 seed in the Big Dance and lost to Kentucky, 85-57, in the first round.
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