Maryland beats Seattle to open season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The next time Maryland commits 29 turnovers in a game, the result might be decidedly different.

Sean Mosley scored 21 points, Jordan Williams had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Maryland rolled to a sloppy 105-76 victory over Seattle on Monday night in the 2K Sports Classic.

Playing their first game in four years without standout guard Greivis Vasquez, the Terrapins (1-0) benefited from a balanced scoring attack. Cliff Tucker scored 16 points, freshman Terrell Stoglin had 15 and Adrian Bowie added nine.

But all those turnovers took the edge off the victory.

"We do that against Pittsburgh, we're going to get killed," Bowie said, referring to Maryland's Nov. 18 opponent in the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer.

It wasn't pretty. But it was a worthwhile experience for the Terrapins, who have five freshmen.

"We're trying to win and learn at the same time this year," coach Gary Williams said. "We have some good young players that are going to make mistakes, but they're good, young players. They know how to play."

Alex Jones scored 20 points for Seattle (0-1) and Aaron Broussard had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

"Making them turn the ball over 29 times is something I'm definitely pleased with," Seattle coach Cameron Dollar said. "Overall, our first game out of the gate, I'm happy with how our guys played."

Maryland led 49-40 before Tucker contributed five points to an 11-4 spurt that upped the margin to 16. Mark McLaughlin answered with a 3-pointer for the Redhawks before Stoglin made two free throws and got the assist on a jumper by senior Dino Gregory that made it 64-47 with 14 minutes to go.

After Seattle cut the gap to 10, the Terrapins used a 9-0 run to end any remaining suspense.

"Yeah, they pulled away," Dollar said. "We probably ran out of gas as far as being able to execute."

Maryland took 41 free throws and outscored the Redhawks 33-17 at the line. Seattle was called for 31 fouls.

The game launched the College Park Regional in the tournament. Maryland next faces the College of Charleston on Wednesday night.

The first half featured 10 ties, six lead changes and 27 turnovers -- including 15 by the Terrapins, who closed with a 14-4 run to take a 46-36 lead.

Maryland committed six turnovers and missed five of six shots over the opening four minutes but trailed only 3-2 because the Redhawks also opened 1-for-6 from the field.

The Terrapins trailed 25-24 before Mosley made a free throw and Williams dunked off a behind-the-back pass from Stoglin. After a basket by Broussard, Mosley hit a 3-pointer from the corner to give Maryland a 30-27 lead.