It was the 19th consecutive non-league home victory for the
Terrapins, who were coming off successive lopsided losses on the
road against Atlantic Coast Conference foes North Carolina and Wake
Caner-Medley went 14-for-21 from the field, 6-for-7 from the
free throw line and had a game-high nine rebounds. His 35-point
performance was most by a Maryland player since Exree Hipp had that
many in 1993.
Maryland (10-4) played without guard Chris McCray, who bruised
his tailbone against Wake Forest. He was replaced in the starting
lineup by D.J. Strawberry, who eventually gave way to the
After Temple cut the margin to three points, Caner-Medley made a
reverse layup and sank two free throws to give the Terrapins a
seven-point cushion with 54 seconds remaining.
His previous career high was 23 points, set as a sophomore last
Caner-Medley scored Maryland's first 12 points of the second
half. After his reverse layup put the Terrapins up 44-43, Temple
ran off seven straight points before Caner-Medley ended the run
with a layup.
Jones then took over, making three 3-pointers to help Maryland
take a 57-54 lead with 9:14 left. A jumper by Caner-Medley upped
the margin to five, but a dunk and a 3-pointer by Salisbery tied
Despite going 2-for-12 from beyond the arc, Temple led 36-34 at
The Owls hit seven of their first eight shots from the field to
take a 17-8 lead, then made only six more baskets over the final 14
minutes of the first half. It was 23-17 before Jones spearheaded a
9-0 Maryland run with a free throw, a 3-pointer and a 17-footer.