Florida Atl 62

(3-8, 0-6 away)

Maryland 66

(7-4, 1-0 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN3

2:00 PM ET, December 14, 2013

Comcast Center, College Park, Maryland

1 2 T
FAU 31 3162
MD 33 3366

Top Performers

Florida Atlantic: P. Bertone 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Maryland: J. Layman 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Layman key as Maryland nips Florida Atlantic 66-62

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland's Jake Layman scored 22 points, including a big 3-pointer in the final 35 seconds, to help the Terrapins hold off a late rally by Florida Atlantic in a 66-62 victory Saturday.

Shaquille Cleare, Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell each scored 10 points for Maryland (7-4).

Florida Atlantic guard Pable Bertone, who entered the game averaging 20 points, finished with 21. Marquan Botley added 18 points for the Owls (3-8)

After opening an early 13-point lead midway through the first half, Maryland led just 33-31 at the break. A jumper by Charles Mitchell extended the lead to 42-34 lead with 16:42 left in the game.

However, Florida Atlantic would not go away and Bertone scored eight points to pull the Owls to within four with just over five minutes remaining. After a layup by Layman, Bertone was fouled while converting a layup and his ensuing free throw cut the margin to 3 with 1:30 left.

Maryland then held possession and a 3-pointer by Layman with 35 seconds remaining sealed the game.

Florida Atlantic missed its first six shots, allowing the Terps to open a 13-4 lead with 13:27 left in the first half. A steal and ensuing by Roddy Peters later increased Maryland's lead to 22-9 with 9:20 remaining.

The Owls finally settled down and a putback by Kelvin Penn cut the margin to 6 with 5:23 left. After a pair of Maryland turnovers, Florida Atlantic stayed to within two points at the half on a pair of 3-pointers by Bertone and Botley.

The Terps shot just 35.3 percent (12-for-34) in the opening half.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 62 66
FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 25-63 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 7-20 (.350)
FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 9-12 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 10 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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