Maryland blows out Herd

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 26 points, Bruno Fernando had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Maryland cruised past previously unbeaten Marshall 104-67 Friday night.

The Terrapins (6-0) closed the first half with a 15-4 run, then scored the opening 13 points after intermission to take a 66-38 lead. The margin swelled to 44 points with seven minutes left before Maryland coach Mark Turgeon started pulling his starters.

Jannson Williams scored a career-high 24 for the Thundering Herd (4-1), who came in averaging 93.5 points per game.

Maryland finished with a 52-30 rebounding advantage and shot 57 percent, including 9 for 16 from beyond the arc.

After winning previously with strong inside play from Fernando and freshman Jalen Smith, Maryland received ample contributions from its guards. Cowan scored 19 in the first half by repeatedly driving the lane for easy shots, freshman Eric Ayala finished with 20 points - going 5 for 6 from 3-point range - and sophomore Darryl Morsell added 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting.