College Park, Md. (November 18, 2018)—Mount St. Mary's fell at Maryland, 92-77, on Sunday afternoon at the Xfinity Center. Sophomore Omar Habwe scored a career-high 18 points while K.J. Scott added 15 points in the game.
Habwe was 3-of-7 from three-point range while hitting all seven of his free throw attempts en route to his 18-point night. He added six rebounds and four assists in the contest. Scott was 5-of-10 from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc for his 15 points.
Bruno Fernando paced Maryland with 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocks while Jalen Smith contributed 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Maryland (4-0) shot 62.3 percent from the floor in the game.
The Mountaineers had early three-pointers from Scott and Habwe to even the score at 7-7 at the first media timeout. The Terrapins answered with a 10-0 run that was capped by an Aaron Wiggins three-pointer for a 17 -7 lead. A Morse triple stopped the scoring run, and a Jalen Gibbs bucket with 9:06 left in the opening half made it 24-14. Maryland then went on a 15-to-4 run to takes its biggest lead of the half at 39-18.
The Mount's Scott countered by scoring the Mount's next five points on a three-pointer and a transition basket. The Terrapins answered with the next two buckets ahead of a Nana Opoku three-pointer that cut the Mount's deficit to 43-26. The Mount went to the locker room trailing 47-29.
Scott paced the Mount with 11 points and three steals in the opening half while Morse, Gibbs and Habwe had five points each. Fernando led the Terrapins with 13 points in the first half with Smith, Jr., adding eight. The Terrapins shot 65.5 percent in the opening half while holding a 23-8 edge on the boards.
The Terrapins took their biggest lead of the game, 75-43, with 10:43 remaining. The Mount then closed the game on a 34-to-17 run to trim the final deficit to 15. Barnes scored all eight of his points during the run, while Jefferson added a pair of traditional three-point plays.
Mount St. Mary's is back in action on Wednesday, November 21, with the home opener at Knott Arena against North Carolina A&T. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Mount Ticket Office at 301-447-5700.