Cornell 62

(4-9, 0-8 away)

Maryland 70

(10-3, 8-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, January 3, 2012

    Comcast Center, College Park, Maryland

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    COR 26 3662
    MD 41 2970

    Top Performers

    Cornell: C. Wroblewski 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Maryland: S. Mosley 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Maryland 70, Cornell 62

    Associated Press

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Sean Mosley scored 19 points, and Maryland beat Cornell 70-62 Tuesday night despite blowing most of a 23-point lead and surrendering a 16-0 run in the second half.

    Alex Len had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins (10-3), who scored the game's first 16 points but barely hung on in their seventh consecutive victory. After the Big Red closed to 47-46, Len -- a 7-foot-1 freshman -- made a pair of three-point plays in an 8-4 spree that helped put momentum back on Maryland's side.

    But the outcome wasn't decided until Terrell Stoglin hit a 3-pointer with 1:49 left and Pe'Shon Howard followed two Cornell misfires with a pair of foul shots for a 66-60 lead with 31.8 seconds remaining.

    Chris Wroblewski scored 15 for Cornell (4-9) and Devin Cherry added 14. The Big Red have lost five straight, all on the road, where they are 0-8 this season.

    Cornell is 1-24 against teams currently in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the lone victory against Wake Forest in the 1951-52 season.

    Although the Big Red never led, they made a game of it early in the second half when successive layups by Eitan Chemerinski sparked a 16-point run that made it 43-42. Although Mosley interrupted the surge with two foul shots, Maryland began the half by going 0 for 9 from the field with six turnovers.

    Maryland's first basket of the second half was a jumper by Mosley with 8:34 to go.

    The Terrapins shot a sizzling 63 percent from the floor and limited the Big Red to 4-for-19 shooting from 3-point range in taking a 41-26 halftime lead.

    Six different players made a field goal in Maryland's game-opening 16-0 run. Cornell coach Bill Courtney tried to ride out the barrage without calling a timeout, but he finally relented with five minutes elapsed and the score 15-0.

    The Big Red missed their first five shots and had five turnovers before Cherry ended the drought with a reverse layup. Mosley then drilled successive 3-pointers in a 12-3 spurt that made it 28-5 -- Maryland's biggest lead of the season.

    Two shots from beyond the arc by Cherry cut the margin to 17, but a dunk by Len and a driving layup by Howard put the Terrapins ahead 34-13. At that juncture, 18 of Maryland's 34 points were scored in the paint

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 62 70
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-30 (.233) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2011-12 Season

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