Terrapins topple Thundering Herd, 87-67
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Robert Carter scored 19 points, Diamond Stone tied his career high with 16 and No. 4 Maryland pulled away for an 87-67 victory over Marshall on Sunday.
Melo Trimble added 13 points to go with seven assists and five rebounds for the Terrapins (11-1), who hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to win their fifth straight game.
Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 points for Maryland, which begins its Big Ten schedule on Wednesday against Penn State.
Stevie Browning was one of four Marshall players to score 11 points. He grabbed seven rebounds for the Thundering Herd (4-9), who made 6 of 31 3-point attempts, missing 12 straight in the second half as the Terrapins pulled away.
Carter came within two points of his career high and one off his season best with Maryland.
Stone was 8 of 10 from the field in the latest in a string of impressive performances by the highly recruited freshman.
The McDonald’s All-America has scored in double figures in his last five games, including 16 points three times. He scored a total of 29 points over his first four games.
Maryland was up by 10 points at halftime and took control with a 25-10 run that stretched across much of the second half.
Trimble got it started with a jumper and a 3-pointer to make it 59-43.
Stone followed with two inside baskets. Carter added his final points of the game on a thunderous transition dunk off a feed from Trimble, and Jake Layman and Jaylen Brantley each hit two 3-pointers.
Brantley’s second, off a pass from Trimble, made it 77-51 with 6:32 to play.
Marshall: The Thundering Herd fell to 5-18 all-time against current Big Ten schools, including 2-3 against Maryland. . Marshall had not played a team ranked higher than Maryland since facing No. 3 Syracuse in December 2011.
Maryland: The Terrapins improved to 7-0 at Xfinity Center. . Maryland plays one more nonconference game, at home against Bowie State on Feb. 9. . Senior guard Trevor Anzmann scored his first career points with a 3-pointer in the game’s final minute.
Marshall hosts Western Kentucky next Sunday.