|Maryland breezes to exhibition win over Northwood|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 08 November 2008 11:37|
Five players scored in double figures for the Terrapins, who open the season Friday night at home against Bucknell. Cliff Tucker scored 17, Adrian Bowie had 16 and Eric Hayes contributed 15.
Maryland played without starting guard Greivis Vasquez, who served a one-game suspension for violating team policy. Vasquez led the Terrapins in scoring and assists last year and is expected to be a significant contributor on a small team that will rely on quickness in the backcourt.
Dressed in a suit and tie, Vasquez watched from the bench while his teammates breezed to an easy victory.
and, where he captured the title in 2002. Rollie Massimino, who orchestrated Villanova's upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA championship game, is about to begin his third season at Northwood.
Massimino is enjoying success at a lower level with Northwood, an NAIA team that launched its basketball program in 2006. In his two seasons under Massimino, the Seahawks are 50-16 with two appearances in the NAIA tournament.
But Northwood doesn't have the skill to hang with good Division-I teams. The Seahawks were coming off a 75-37 exhibition loss to Villanova, and the outcome against Maryland was never in doubt.
B.J. McDowell led Northwood with 13 points and DeSean White had 11.
Bowie scored 14 points on 5-for-5 shooting and Milbourne also scored 14 to help the Terrapins take a 53-35 halftime lead. Maryland outrebounded the Seahawks 24-14, turning 10 offensive rebounds into 16 second-chance points.
Milbourne had two baskets and Hayes contributed a 3-pointer in a game-opening 9-0 burst. It was 21-10 before Milbourne scored five points in an 11-3 run that upped the margin to 19 points.
Minutes later, Tucker scored six straight points to make it 40-17.
McDowell and White were the only Northwood players to score in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. After White hit a 3-pointer and a jumper to get the Seahawks to 66-45, Kim and Hayes made successive 3-pointers for the Terrapins to launch an 11-2 spree that increased the lead to 30.
Kim went 5-for-8 from the floor in the second half after an 0-for-5 first half.