COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman guard Seth Allen scored 16 points, Nick Faust had 13, and Maryland bounced back from a poor first half to beat Indiana University of Pennsylvania 73-61 in an exhibition game Friday night.
It was the lone preseason contest for the Terrapins, who face defending champion and third-ranked Kentucky next Friday in the Barclays Center Classic.
Maryland trailed early in the second half before Allen made two foul shots and a 3-pointer during an 11-0 run that made it 44-36. Faust capped the surge with a 3-pointer.
After IUP closed to 49-45, Pe’Shon Howard and Logan Aronhalt nailed successive 3-pointers to spark an 8-0 surge by Maryland.
Mathis Keita scored 16 points for the Division II Crimson Hawks.
IUP led at 34-33 halftime by limiting Maryland to 32 percent shooting. Although Faust scored 10 points in the opening 11 minutes, the Terrapins missed 20 of their first 27 shots.
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