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Terps Take Nicholls Down to the Wire, Grab 18th Consecutive Home Victory, 73-67

Donta Scott’s Second Half Performance Keyed the Victory Tonight for the Terps Over Nicholls State, 73-67

Story By: Andrew Lang

Photos By: Sol Tucker

College Park, MD–

It is no secret that the Terps have had their struggles against some of these non-conference opponents this season, tonight the match-up against Nichols was just another one of those games that made you wonder what Terps team actually showed up to play.

Jahmir Young scored 23 points and made all 10 of his free throws and Donta Scott scored 15 points to help the Terps to a 73-67 victory and their 18th straight at Xfinity Center. Without Scott’s scoring presence in the second half, the Terps lose this game.

Maryland had its share of woes in the first half and let the Nicholls light them up from long-range keeping the game a back-and-forth affair for most of the period.

The Terps embarked on a 9-2 burst to command a 20-15 lead and maintained that five-point edge after Young grabbed an offensive rebound and drained the putback for a 25-20 lead with 4:41 to go in the first half.

Maryland then slipped into a 4:35 drought that included eight straight missed shots from the floor. Nicholls State capitalized with seven points in a row before Scott nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner with six seconds left to send the Terps into halftime with a 28-27 edge.

Trailing 49-45 midway through the period, Maryland scored seven straight points capped by backup senior point guard Jahari Long’s 3-pointer. After Nicholls State tied the score at 55 with 5:20 left, the Terps used a 7-2 spurt to take command and hold on for the victory.

The Terps will have to take a cross country trip tomorrow for a Friday night match-up against UCLA, who has had its share of struggles to start the season with a 5-4 record.


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