Lafayette 74

(1-4, 0-3 away)

Maryland 83

(3-1, 3-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, November 20, 2012

Comcast Center, College Park, Maryland

1 2 T
LAF 30 4474
MD 40 4383

Top Performers

Lafayette: T. Johnson 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

Maryland: A. Len 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Maryland 83, Lafayette 74

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Alex Len scored 16, James Padgett had 14, and Maryland never trailed in an 83-74 win over Lafayette on Tuesday night.

Nick Faust had 13 points and eight rebounds, freshman Charles Mitchell scored 12 and Dez Wells added 11 for the Terrapins (3-1), who have won three in a row following a season-opening loss to defending national champion Kentucky.

In this one, Maryland's inside game was enough to overcome the Leopards' deft outside shooting. The Terrapins finished with a 44-28 rebounding advantage and scored 50 points in the paint, but Lafayette stayed relatively close by going 15 for 32 from 3-point range.

Seth Hinrichs led the Leopards (1-4) with 20 points and Joey Ptasinski had 14. Sophomore Dan Trist missed a third straight game with a sprained left ankle after scoring a career-high 30 in Lafayette's overtime win over LIU-Brooklyn.

The Leopards fell to 2-19 against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The only two wins were over Virginia in 1972 and Miami in 1991.

After closing the first half with an 11-3 run, Maryland began the second half with a 14-5 spurt to go up 54-35. Padgett fueled the latter surge, scoring five points and getting an assist on a dunk by Len.

It was 58-49 before a driving layup by Faust launched an 11-3 run that put the Terps up 69-52 with 5:21 remaining.

The Terrapins outrebounded the Leopards 25-15 in the first half and outscored them 10-1 at the foul line in taking a 40-30 lead at the break.

After Padgett scored seven points in the opening 10 minutes to stake Maryland to a 20-12 lead, Lafayette got 3-pointers from three different players in a 9-2 spurt that cut the margin to a point. At that juncture, the Leopards were 4 for 6 from beyond the arc and the Terrapins were 0 for 6.

Maryland increased its advantage to seven points before Bryce Scott hit a 3 and three-point play to get Lafayette to 29-28. But the Leopards made only one basket over the final 5 minutes of the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 74 83
FG Made-Attempted 26-66 (.394) 29-56 (.518)
3P Made-Attempted 15-32 (.469) 3-15 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 7-7 (1.000) 22-32 (.688)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 19

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